Question about 1998 Saturn SC
White stinky smoke from exhaust
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you have the beginnings of a bad head gasket. It is not a hard job to do because its a over head cam, but if you don't have the skill level just take it in and they can confirm this.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
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change your oil and filter.try a oil designed for high mileage.caser oil and vavoline both make a good product.i hope this helps but your car is burning oil and ussually thats a mech failure. you might also try a premium oil additive like lucas. be sure that you dont over fill the crank case.for every quart of something you add you have to subtract a quart so the total meats factory specs
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
on a level of 1 to 10, this would be very high up there. if you don't have expertise in building engines i would not recommend you try replacing the piston rings yourself. it requires you to remove the engine from the car and completely disassemble it down to a bare block. once you've accomplished that you then need to put it all back together the right way, make sure all tolerances are correct, and with everything torqued to specfication. There is a LOT involved when replacing piston rings so be sure you know what you're getting into before even remotely considering doing this on your own. i can tell you though that if you have to pay a professional shop to do this, it's most likely going to cost more than the cars worth to get it running properly again.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
I will suggest that perhaps the blue smoke is not purely oil. It sounds like you may have an ignition problem where the engine has a hard time firing until warmed. The blue smoke may be, at least in part, unspent fuel. I realize that a warm engine that uses oil will smoke blue, but excessively rich conditions on startup can result in a similar effect. If the choke circuit is delivering a little extra fuel from a dirty injector, the problem may be worse when starting from cold.
To remedy this, I would suggest a simple replacement of plugs and wires, as well as a fuel injector cleaner through the tank. I would bet money that these simple maintenance points would solve your problem.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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