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Oil Burn Problem


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
142,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1996 Saturn SC1 engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Saturn SC1 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 172011

SC1 1.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 165,000 miles


So I bought this car about a month ago and found out it does use oil, the guy I bought it from said it doesn't. Well I accidentally overfilled the oil about a week and a half ago and it started smokin bad, so I drained and refilled to proper level and it doesn't smoke anymore after it burned out, but the problem I have is it is using oil. I drove about 60 miles and it was down a quarter inch on the dipstick already. Compression check is good, 180, 170,170,170 so no problem there. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks

- , Oakley, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 152007

SC1 1.9L Sohc I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles

between every 3 month/3,000 mile oil change this car will burn about 2(two) quarts of oil depending on driving conditions. with about 6 hours of highway driving it burned up 3/4 of a quart. this car was never neglected in any way. thanks saturn...

- , Rockford, IL, USA

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