95 saturn sl2 blowing lots of smoke


Asked by Aug 13, 2016 at 12:25 PM about the 1995 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello, i have a 1995 saturn sl2 4dr 5 speed, it has the 1.9 liter 4 cylinder. i
got this car a little over 9 months ago and has always blown a little smoke
out the exhaust, but not as much as it is now. the car goes through almost
2 quarts of oil in just over 500 miles. i have replaced pcv valve, i had to
replace the clutch, and the timing kit. so new cam sprockets, upper chain
guide, side chain guides and crank sprocket, as well as the oil requlated
chain tensioner. it does not leak oil out the side of the engine, it has to be
internal. the other day i was driving home from work and got pulled over
because i was blowing too much smoke. can anyone please give me an
opinion on what this could be. so far ive gotten the bad news of valve
guides or piston rings. the vehicle has 180,000 miles on it. starts and runs
beautifully, the gas mileage sucks but its not flooding itself. its not miss
firing either. i know its not the head ghasket. so plz help me. thanks

1 Answer

Tom Demyan

Simple, the valve guides or piston rings are shot and the engine needs a rebuild. You have to determine if it is worth it on your 21 year old car. Maybe look for a used engine with less miles?

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