I have a 1993 Saturn SL2, with a 1.9 litre twin cam engine and automatic transmission. The car has about 75,000 miles. The engine is currently consuming oil at the rate of 1 litre every 600 miles. I understand that this could be because of the worn out piston rings which may explain the drop in engine oil preassure of about 10%. The car is supposed to use 5W30. I was told that I could use a different engine oil grade to reduce the consumption of oil. I would like to know which grade would be recommended in this case. Also, I was adviced to replace the spark plugs with ones that do not have platinum tips to avoid spark plug fouling. I have done this already by using NKG V power spark plugs and I have noticed a dramatic improvement. Please let me know if it is a good idea to use engine oil additive to prevent oil consumption.
Thank you for your help.
have the same problem?
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 9:16 PM