03 Saturn vue[ oil smell and smoke

Asked by Mar 11, 2017 at 07:07 AM about the 2003 Saturn VUE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Satirn vue was just bought from Dave Smith
and the mechanic looked me right in the eye and
said the white cream on oil cap was not a blown
gasket so i bought the car. I get home and the
smell of burnt oil ic coning off Ithe motor. Its a bad
smell. It used. A quart of oil over 4000 miles and
no antifreeze used. Could it be a valve cover.

1 Answer


Yup, or Intake gasket, or other gasket is leaking oil, and burning off the exhaust. You need to get under the vehicle to see where it is originating from. A quart in 4000miles is not a huge leak, but best to have it fixed if the smell is obnoxious.

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