pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replacing one cylinder, a few pistons and cleaning up oil (1 reports)
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme engine problems

engine problem

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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 192003

(reported on)

Cutlass Supreme

  • 70,000 miles


Ok, so a follow-up on the Remanufactured engine it cost us $2600 to put in? When we got our car back from the shop, it would drip oil out. Not a lot and it was only when the car was at an angle so my husband and father figured it was just a seal loose somewhere. Well, a couple months ago, the car started burning oil. We thought it was just our exhaust but then my husband noticed that the smoke was blue and he was having to put in about a quart of oil a day. Last week, it started backfiring so we had to take it in. The engine is still under warranty, but the repairman says it's not the fault of the manufacturer. He told my father that, at some point, we'd overheated the engine. So badly that our 6 cylinder car was only running on 5 and most of the pistons were shot. There was oil everywhere... burnt to everything. So right now we're trying to figure out how a year and a half old engine could overheat that badly under normal use. And without us knowing. Apparently, the temperature guage works so we have no idea. It never spiked. No one seems to believe that we didn't do something horrible to it. My dad has the impression that my husband was hot-rodding it or something. We babied the damn thing. Never drove it over 55 mph for the first 600 miles (break-in period), kept the oil changed. Never did ANYTHING that would constitute it overheating THAT badly. And if you read my other complaint, you'll know that the engine spun a bearing last time... well, the mechanic just informed us that it almost did that AGAIN! So when we get this car back, we're gonna be paranoid. They said we should've heard something. Never did. Said we should've smelled something. Well, we smelled the oil burning, that was it. Stupid thing sprayed fluid into our breaking system (which we had to have repaired). All in all, a very fun car. It's a damn shame we can't afford a new one. I'd take a baseball bat to the inside of this piece of crap.

- k_lumsden13, Charlotte, MI, US

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