I have a 2000 Saturn SL1 with 160000 mile on it and over the last few months I have had to buy 2 replacement oil caps. Any ideas on why these%2C I assume are blowing off%3F

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Asked by Jan 14, 2014 at 02:22 PM about the 2000 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000 Saturn started using 2 quarts of oil about every 6 weeks a year ago at around 145000 miles.  Now, I have had to replace 2 oil caps that have apparently blown off.  I know each time that the caps were on tightly so it is not a loose cap issue.  Does anyone have any ideas on what this might be.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Tom Demyan
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PCV valve and or associated hoses are blocked not allowing proper venting and causing high crankcase pressures. Replace it.

Alex Nazarian
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Are you getting the OE cap or just universal replacements? Ive had the cheapo 5 dollar universal caps come loose.

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