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I have a 2001 saturn SL and it burns oil, what can cause that?

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Hi.... Many things can cause an engine to burn oil worn piston rings,worn valve seals and cylinder head gasket are just a few... I would star by getting a compression test done on the cylinders this could help to establish where the problem lies...

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Worn piston rings and/or worn cylinder walls is likely the problem. Is sound like the car was not very well maintained or abused.

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    Most common cause for the Saturns 1.9 liter to burn oil is sticking or seized oil control rings on the pistons, this usually occurs faster in the cars life if the oil isnt properly changed or maintained regularly, depending on how much oil the car is burning i would do a compression test to see the mechanical condition of the engine the minimum spec is 180PSI for the cylinders however with a higher mileage engine you probably will be looking at ranges from 150PSI and up.

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