I have a 1996 saturn sl1 sohc. It has used about a qt. Of oil per oil change for the last 20,000 miles, then it got worse. It was using about a qt at every gas fill up. I drove the car to work with no problems. Came out and started the car after work for about 10 seconds and it ran very rough. The coolant reservoir was full of oil and the car was blowing white smoke. There was no coolant in the oil but only about 3/4 qt of oil in the pan. I am not sure which direction to go with the repair. Could this be head gasket or an internal crack in the head? New head? Head gasket? Whole engine for parts? There was no knocking from the engine. I have found 2000 model year engines pertty easy to come by but I'm not sure how to find out if the parts or whole engine are compatible with my 96. Is there a year range for the parts that would be interchangable?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 2:21 AM