Having problems with your 1993 Saturn SL2 ?

When i take off the plug wire for the first two plugs they are covered in oil. when im trying to crank it and put it in drive my rpms drop to zero.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 19-02-2018

Answers :

The oil you are seeing is more than likely due to a blown valve cover gasket. Replacing one on these vehicles is not too difficult a task and not too pricey. The gasket runs about $40 at most chain stores.

First clean off the top and sides of the engine and make sure that it is clear of loose dirt and debris as you will be exposing some delicate pieces of the engine. Next label and remove the spark plug wires and the vacuum lines that are connected to the valve cover. The next step is to remove the bolts that hold the valve cover in place. These bolts are the torx topped bolts that are visible on the top of the valve cover. I believe that there are 6-8 of them. Once they are out gently remove the valve cover and inspect the channel that runs along the outside edge for any possible remaining pieces of the original gasket that may be stuck to it. Place the valve cover aside in a clean safe area. Next inspect the channel along the mating surface of the engine for any remaining pieces of the original gasket as well. After cleaning the channel to free it from any debris begin placing the new gasket into it's channel. Align the gasket in the channel around the outside of the block and around the spark plug holes and then carefully press it into place. After giving the valve cover another look to make sure it is free from any foreign materials replace it back on the engine and replace the valve cover bolts and tighten to spec. Depending on the condition of the original spark plugs you may wish to replace these as well... having been saturated in oil I would suggest it. I like ngk's. Be sure to check the gap when replacing. Replace the the wires and vacuum lines and then give the engine a try.
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