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95 saturn sl2 smokes is it the valve seals ?

95 saturn sl2 smokes is it the valve seals? it only smoked at start up but now smokes all the time it has the twin cam 2.4

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Your pistons are leting blow by get through whick means that your pisten rings are wearing out more then likly

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1996 Saturn sl2 smoke problem not head gasket no antifreeze seeping in valve cover gasket leaks and losing about a quart and a half of oil no blue smoke kinda white but heavy a little stops driving


White coming out the tail pipes is coolant/water. Doesn't mean the head gasket is blown, but you'll wish it was. Could be a cracked head. They can crack inside the intake or exhaust port. This would still give you a good compression reading. If in the intake, you would have a misfire. Exhaust you wouldn't. As far as the blue goes. It is mostly white in color, with a hint of blue color. Loosing that much oil would be a major leak or the rings are shot. Rings being shot, you would see that blueish tint in the smoke.

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96 Saturn sl2,smoke problem will a bad valve cover gasket make vehicle smoke like crazy out exhaust system


What color is the smoke? White or Blue?
If it's more white than blue you probably have a bad head gasket or a warped / cracked head. The smoke you're seeing is coolant seeping into a combustion chamber. Major job.

If it's more blue/grey you might have rings that are shot, or a piston that has a hole in it.

Either way, it really doesn't have much to do with that valve cover gasket; that gasket will just make it leak oil. If it get's on the exhaust it will smoke, but not out the tailpipe.

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2001 saturn sl2 blue smoke when starting I'm car


Blue smoke is usually bad rings. But in the meantime, try changing your oil, see if that helps.

Mar 11, 2012 | 1993 Saturn SL2

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I have a 1993 saturn sl2 4door its smokeing blue smoke what can the problem be


your problem could be that your muffler is damaged or ruined. i would see a car repair place like jiffy lube or maaco. ask for insurance too.

Dec 05, 2011 | 1993 Saturn SL2

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1999 saturn sw has blue smoke coming from tailpipe. I would like to know if it has anything to do with head gasket


blue smoke is usually oil burning- is it light or heavy- if light- change oil and go up one grade- rings are worn- if heavy- time for a rebuild- rings need to be replaced. but for the money on rebuild- could find car newer and lower milage

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Small evap leak


this could be due to a cracked line for the evap or a bad vent valve or bad purge valve, check all the evap lines closely for cracks, this would be better with an evap machine, you would be able to smoke test, this is done by filling the evap system with smoke in order to test for a leak, if it passed the smoke test then the next thing is to test the vent valve to make sure it closes good, this is done with the smoke and by powering the valve shut,and making sure it doesnt leak, most saturns i work on end up with bad vent valves or a cracked line, hope this helps.

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Smoking realy bad ithink that it is valve seats.do you have to pull the heads


As far as the smoking, first what color is the smoke. If it is whitish then it most likely is oil smoke. If it is blackish it is excessive fuel (rich mixture).
Does it smoke all of the time? If it smokes mostly on accelleration then most likely the rings are bad. This can be checked out by completing a compression test, first dry then wet.
If it smokes mostly on decelleration then it most likely is the valve guides.
A valve seat that has gone bad (burnt) would not cause the vehicle to smoke, it would cause the vehicle to miss.
Yes, you have to remove the heads to service the valves.

Nov 05, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SL2

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2001 Saturn,blows Blue smoke only when ideling


It likely has worn out or hardened valve seals in the head(s). Oil is leaking into the cylinders through these seals. I'd try a seal softening agent in the oil before doing a valve job. Check your local auto supply for such stuff. A good mechanic can replace the seals without tearing off the heads.

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1993 Saturn SL2 won't start


a blown head gasket is white smoke from the tail pipe, black smoke is a sign that it is running to rich. yourproblem sounds like a timing problem.

Oct 18, 2008 | 1993 Saturn SL2

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