oil issue

10

Asked by Mar 17, 2016 at 10:54 PM about the 1999 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 99 saturn sl1 im paying on and apparently
the people who owned it b4 me never changed the
oil because i bought a valve cover gasket because
it was burning and leaking oil i changed oil and
within 3 days it was black again that being said i
took valve cover off and it was packed with black
flakey burnt oil where they never changed it  so
after i put gasket on no leaks so i drove to advance
auto and showed them pictures of what the motor
looked like with gunk on it and they told me to use
sea foam and dump 1/3-1/2 in the motor so i did
drove it for about 30-45 mins then came home and
changed oil and filter it was ofcourse black again
so sense new oil its been clean for 2 days so thats
a good sign but now my oil light comes and it
makes a ticking noise so i thot mayb it was leaking
pulled over checked oil its fine right where it
should be so i turned off car and waited few
minutes restarted drove light was off ticking
stopped then again a few minutes later came back
ticking started so im starting to think mayb sea
foam did clean gunk off and its getting stuck in oil
filter???????? Can some one help me?????

5 Answers

1,315

I would say do another seafoam treatment?

40

Try replacing the oil filter. You may need to do the entire oil change process every few weeks until all of the crap is out.

1,315

No I don't think the sea phone gets stuck in the oil I would say do the seafoam treatment once again

1,315

Additionally if you have bad gas in there like a cheaper brand gas it'll make the engine tick too so it might not just be the oil might be the gasoline?

40

Not the seafoam getting stuck in the oil, just all the rest of the crap in there too. It won't hurt to do a few oil changes and filter changes until it is cleaned up.

Your Answer

S-Series

Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 663 nationwide S-Series listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Saturn S-Series Experts

  • #1
    Alex Nazarian
    Reputation
    1,530
  • #2
    helpmeplease
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #3
    fabian_09_21
    Reputation
    910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saturn L-Series
450 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
787 Great Deals out of 70,038 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
596 Great Deals out of 36,389 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Accord
1,017 Great Deals out of 60,157 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Corolla
811 Great Deals out of 55,173 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
940 Great Deals out of 82,535 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
810 Great Deals out of 55,795 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Maxima
260 Great Deals out of 23,019 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Camaro
446 Great Deals out of 30,844 listings starting at $1,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.