I have a 1997 Saturn Coupe SC Series with twin cam, 16 valve, 4 cyclinder automatic. When I start the car pressure builds on the dipstick and no oil is on the dipstick in the pan. When I turn the car off, it all drins back in the pan. What could cause this?


Asked by Dec 04, 2013 at 09:55 AM about the 1997 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Alex Nazarian

Its called positive crankcase pressure. It displaces air while the engine runs.

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