why is it going through so much oil?

Asked by Aug 08, 2017 at 08:38 PM about the 2000 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan

Question type: General

it seems i'm putting a quart about every 3 weeks. why?

4 Answers


Well it is an 18 year old car. The real measure of oil consumption is how many miles per quart.


Use thicker oil if consumption or replace gaskets if leaking.

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

Check for leaks, clogged PCV valve. Could also be worn rings and or valve seals in the engine if high mileage.

1 people found this helpful.

I had the same problem and it turned out to be a leaking valve cover gasket these cars were given from the factory cheap valve cover gaskets. Plus my oil pan drain plug was leaking at the same time too!

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 9 nationwide S-Series listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Saturn S-Series Experts

  • #1
    Alex Nazarian
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
111 Great Deals out of 4,702 listings starting at $1,655
Used Toyota Corolla
93 Great Deals out of 4,077 listings starting at $2,950
Used Acura Integra
5 listings
Used Toyota Camry
27 Great Deals out of 2,106 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Focus
51 Great Deals out of 2,643 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang
36 Great Deals out of 1,236 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
35 Great Deals out of 1,792 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Accord
34 Great Deals out of 1,650 listings starting at $3,490
Used Nissan Altima
40 Great Deals out of 1,192 listings starting at $1,600

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.