HI, I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MY OVER 200,000 K.
2002 Saturn SL1 • 229,000 miles
Hi, I have an issue with my 2002 Saturn sl1 over 200,000 k. I started it the other day and the oil presser light came on so I turned the car off and checked the oil. It was a little low but good. It has been burning oil a lot..So I tried to restart it and it wouldn't go. it turned over lights and radio were working. I got a boost and it stared after a few tries. The battery if fine. So the oil pressure like came back on while driving. Flashing while accelerating...and going off when not. I checked the oil again and added more. And made it back home. So I Changed out the oil pressure censor. And it continued to have the same problem. You can smell burning oil .And I checked right away under the car and noticed the flex pipe was smoking. I check out the fuel system by doing a few simple tests. Heard the whirl in the tank and it come on when in on potion. I am going to change out the fuel filter. spark plugs are fine. I am going to check the presser in the engine. And a air test in the pugs to hear for leaks in the muffler and coolant and engine cap. Now What I would like to know what would the flex pipe cause the oil presser light to come on.Or what would cause the issue with the flex pipe. Or do you have any ideas of what might be going on...Thanks
January 31, 2012.
January 31, 2012.
When the oil light is on or flashing you need to hook up a oil pressure gauge and see what the pressure actually is.Those cars are not known for oil pressure issues very seldom have any on those cars.So lets rule out the oil pressure being low causing the light to come on and flash.That is the main thing we need to look at first.I will help you out with the other issues but the oil light needs to addresed first.
Ok, Ill go get the oil tester. All I have is the compression tester. and do it tomorrow morning. The light comes on at starting stays on longer than the others,it goes off then I drive for a while it will come on and then does the flicker when accelerating.. I just hope I don't make it worse. With the burning oil smell and the steam or smoke from the flex pipe. I will let you know what i come up with. thanks.
Your in trouble compression wise min compression on those engines is like 180psi so that engine cant be running too well.when you did the compression test was throttle wide open?Did you do ten compression strokes on each cylinder?
Yes throttle was open and I only did five compressions.They all spiked pretty well at the same rate.
Actually I only did a five count. It may have only been a 4 to five stroke.
To help you out the threads you need to check the oil pressure is 14mm diameter and thread pitch is 1.5.At idle the oil pressure should be 13psi min at 2000 rpms it should be 29psi min oil pressure cold at 2500 rpms 80psi min.
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