Burning oil/PCV valve

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Lee3333, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Lee3333

    Lee3333 Guest

    My 1999 Saturn does not use any oil. My 1993 goes through a quart every
    500 miles. I put dye in the oil and checked for leaks but did not find
    any yet, but my mechanic said we should look again in a few days. (There
    is a wet patch in my driveway) Meanwhile, the car does not appear to be
    burning any oil. And several years ago, I took a compression test and all
    was fine. I changed my PCV valve for the first time last week, but used an
    aftermarket brand. I have not noticed any improvement, and have seen from
    messages that an original is better.

    Do you think this could cure my problem? Why do the early Saturns have
    this 'drinking' problem?
    Lee3333, Sep 11, 2004
  2. Lee3333

    Napalm Heart Guest

    Do a Google search of this newsgroup. In most cases, it seems to be
    that the rings are bad.
    Napalm Heart, Sep 11, 2004
  3. A lot of oil consumption problems on the older Saturn engines seem to be due
    to the rings being stuck due to carbon deposits. Some people have had good
    results from doing a soak of the combustion chambers with GM Top Engine
    Cleaner or similar products..
    Robert Hancock, Sep 11, 2004
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