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Oil Leaking On Engine


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace warped camshaft cover (1 reports)
  2. replaced gasket (1 reports)
1996 Saturn SC2 engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Saturn SC2 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 282007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


I noticed a little bit of oil on the backside of my engine and saw that there was oil slowly being forced through a tiny open spot in the gasket. so i replaced the gasket myself for $40 it took 30 minutes of my time and i was good to go.

- , Stratford, WI, USA

problem #1

May 092001

(reported on)

SC2 Coupe

  • 60,000 miles

Oil leaked on engine (1.9L DOHC). Thought it was the gaskets, changed them but still leaking. Took it to Saturn dealer and they said it was the camshaft cover warping so the fit wasn't good. It's apparently a common problem because when I called the Parts guy for one he told me it must've been the thing warping. Happens all the time.

As an automotive engineer, I know this is not a maintenance issue. It's a design problem, using an improper material. The material probably can't stand the heat for the lifetime. Called GM customer support to no avail. No reimbursement. Cost me $240 for the part, and labor would've been another 2 hours if you don't how to do it yourself.

- , Winona, MN, USA

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