Question about Cars & Trucks
I had the rear main seal replaced in my 2002 Saturn SC2 a couple weeks ago. Now, there is no oil on the dip stick (apparently a known issue to burn oil) and when I attempted to put in 2 quarts, I got 1.25 quarts in when the oil was not flowing anymore. I checked the dip stick and there was still no oil. I attempted to add the rest of the second quart and found that the oil was not flowing down to the oil pan. Honest answers are appriciated.
Remove valve cover and check for excessive sludge build up that may be restricting oil return passages in cylinder head.
Posted on Feb 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you more than likely have some bad rings.
Go to autozone and buy a bottle of Lucas oil treatment, and add it to the oil, if this does not solve the problem you will need an engine rebuild.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
SOURCE: Rear Main Seal Leaking
Hello, it's not "easy" but, it's doable.
You'll need to follow the instructions and don't take shortcuts. ask for help if you need it.
Use this link to get an idea of what is involved. Ignore the "remove transmission" part. It can be done without removing the tranny. If you decide to do this buy a service manual to help you. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Here is the link:
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: Burning oil, but dont know why
Nowdays 1 Qt. in 3000 miles, really isn't that bad, even some new vehicles claim that's normal. I know with my current vehicles, both at approx. 150,000-160,000 miles, they won't use any for first while after an oil change, but then after mileage starts adding up again, they start to use a little, approx.I Qt, every 1000 miles or so, until it's changed again. I've switched to the high mileage oil, just for piece of mind, as they say it revives seals, and has added protection for the higher mileage engines.This time around I'm thinking of adding "Lucas" & see how it works, as I've heard some pretty good reports on it, just to see if it will prolong that oil breakdown, at mid change.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
The van must be on level ground while checking. after adding the correct amount of oil making sure to prime the oil filter before installing run the van for approx 30 seconds turn off and recheck after 1 min.
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
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