Car: 98 Saturn SC2
First off I don't know if this matters, but the car has 143, --- on it. It has a replaced engine put in it with 63, --- miles on it. The engine has been in the car for at least 15,000 miles.
I so far have replaced the valve cover gasket, which seriously only seemed to make it worse! Put a seal around the engine which helped for a bit but now it is not helping anymore. I also added thicker oil to it to see if that would slow it down. Normally had 10W-30 in it, now has 15W-50 in it and a bottle of the stop leak stuff.
The car seems to loose a lot of oil in just a few days. When I checked the oil after driving maybe 100 miles in those 3 days the oil barely registered on the dipstick!
Like I said since the valve cover gasket replacement it has made it worse. The oil leak/burn started out at about a quart for 2200 miles, now it leaks out a bunch in less than 100! Does anybody have any suggestions. I read somewhere stuff about a PCV system, what is that and could that be the culprit? I also have read stuff about pistons and rods being broke/bent or other types of seals being bad! I am not car savvy and have no idea what to do :(
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 AT 10:17 AM