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My 2.2L 2007 Saturn Ion has been misfiring recently when I start it, acting like it is running on half its cylinders or something. If I shut it off and start it back up (sometimes it takes a few tries) it will work normally again. Also, I checked the air filter and it recently (within the past couple months) has become very wet with what smells like oil. I did change the oil within the past 1k miles. Any suggestions?

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  • adidas9694 Dec 11, 2009

    It's at 61k milesnow. I just changed the spark plugs at 60k (with the oil), they were worn to points. But at least it's not just me who is confused about the origin of the oil in the air filter :-P Thanks.

  • TimtheStick
    TimtheStick May 11, 2010

    Not good... Oil, as in engine oil in the air filter? I wasn't aware there was a positive crankcase vent tube going into the front side of the air filter on the EcoTec. Now that I think of it, there isn't. Have you checked the spark plugs recently? Are they in decent condition? I think this oil in the air filter thing is something that needs looked at, not a common complaint... the Stick

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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.

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