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'97 Saturn SL Valvetrain

The Issue with Idols

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by Ryan King

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I got the Saturn back from the dealership. Two weeks and $115 later.

Now I'm hiding in it.

My Speed Demon hasn't found me yet.

The dealership didn't fix the oil burning problem (see Revenge of My Speed Demon for more details).

After pulling the valve cover and the oil pan and performing a leak down test on the valves and cylinders they said the warranty wouldn't cover a repair to either.

Apparently an engine sucking down two quarts of oil every 1000 miles is normal wear for a car with 50,000 miles.

Wait...what was that? Must've been nothing. I hope My Speed Demon doesn't find me hunkered under the dash.

To add insult to injury, it's been hard at work cursing things again. Apparently a smoking engine wasn't enough, because now the Saturn is having problems accelerating.

I'm going to take that as a sign that My Speed Demon isn't ready to talk yet. I think I'll just hang out under the dash until its worked out whatever personal issues its having.


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