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My 1993 saturn sl is burning white smoke and loosing a quart of oil every 3 days

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Time for a new motor is my first guess, better yet, time for a new car.

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My car is using a lot of oil. Adding 1 quart every 3 to 4 hundred miles. Can not find any leaks under the car or around valve cover. Does not smoke. Any idea?


All I can tell you is that it is either leaking it or burning it. You need to find out which. It may be drawing into the intake through the PCV system. Check your PCV valve.

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The engine uses alot of oil. The head gasket and valve seats were replaced. And the problem stills exist.it uses a half to a full quart within 100 miles


Well if it's not leaking it, it must be burning it. Do you notice blue smoke out your exhaust? You say that the head gasket and valve seats were done. How about the valve guides? Oil can go past worn valve guides and valve seals. The only other place that oil can be getting by is past the piston rings.

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the oil is almost certainly being burned in the engine, this means the piston rings have lost there seal, u will need an overhaul of the engine.

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If there is a consent white smoke coming out your pipe what that mean, but no nosie from the engine it self, I have a 95 saturn


there are a few indications of your engines running condition.
water dripping from the tailpipe (depends on how much) can always be an indication of blown read gasket.
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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

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I have 199 Saturn SC2 it uses 1 quart oil about every 10 days and smokes on ecceleration once in a while, no leaks. Can you help?


Oil is most likely burning up. It it usually caused by worn oil or piston rings. You can use a bottle of stop smoke witch seems to help sufficiently in these cases.

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bad piston rings Excessive engine wear - Rings, Valve guides, Valve seals

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knocking sound all the time?

when i blew the motor in my car it was pumping oil knocked real bad..

its on its last leg

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