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My car has 110K miles and is now burning oil. how can i stop this

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Saturn's have a recurring problem for burning oil; almost all of them do it. If your really worried, put in a high mileage oil and an oil stabilizer like lucasoil or something.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

  • BIGDAVE54 Sep 13, 2010

    I've owned four SL 1 sohc models. None of these burned or leaked oil. I have heard from every dohc owner that I know complain about oil problems.My wife owns a sohc 2001 Saturn that had a cracked head replaced. The dealer mechanic here in Columbia,SC was notorious for screwing up oil seals and grossly overfilling auto trannys with fluid. They somehow only did this to cars out of warantee.I always loved the cars but dispised the local dealer here. They own several kind of dealerships. I refuse to do business with them any more.


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