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#4578386 - 11/18/17 08:56 PM Ruined engine from neglect...
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
Brother-in-law stopped by this evening with a knocking engine in his ‘13 Honda Insight. I checked the stick and it was bone dry.

So, I drove him up to get some oil and we crossed our fingers. But, of course, to no avail, it is still knocking. It was 3 qts low on a 3.5 qt sump... Looks like he’ll be getting some engine work done soon. Only 90K miles and he just paid it off to boot.

I asked him how long the check engine light has been on and he admitted to 3 full weeks. A life lesson for the young man and likely an expensive one at that.

Any of you have vehicle neglecters in the family?
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#4578388 - 11/18/17 09:00 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Neighbours girl friend recently did the same thing with her car. Forgot to change the oil 30,000km later it had a really nice knock and was 2 liters of oil low. Ended up putting some heavy oil in it to quiet it down and traded it at a dealer and bought a new car.
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#4578393 - 11/18/17 09:08 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
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Nope we spank Till they learn
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#4578433 - 11/18/17 10:06 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
Not really in my family, people hang onto their vehicles for awhile. Have had neighbors that absolutely trash perfectly good vehicles though.
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#4578440 - 11/18/17 10:16 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Clovis, CA
What confounds me is people like that are able to make a perfectly good living and pay taxes like they're supposed to.

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#4578443 - 11/18/17 10:17 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: Merkava_4]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
What confounds me is people like that are able to make a perfectly good living and pay taxes like they're supposed to.


I often wonder who ties their shoelaces in the morning. LOL


Edited by StevieC (11/18/17 10:18 PM)
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#4578446 - 11/18/17 10:20 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
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They do great on music and dating and art, but they are not gearheads and they have no insight on how things work. They will always be paying for work and needing it too ... frown
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#4578454 - 11/18/17 10:28 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10108
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
My mom is kind of like that, I've got her trained a little now. She nursed a Buick Rendezvous for a few years, drug it through heck and back. She gave it just enough attention for it to keep on limping with blown suspension, a blown head gasket, and countless other issues.
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#4578459 - 11/18/17 10:35 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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3 quarts low on a 3.5 quart sump. That deserves the huge mega triple facepalm.
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#4578461 - 11/18/17 10:37 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
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Loc: S California
Doesn't the red oil light mean to take the car to the dealer for service and soon as its convenient?

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#4578465 - 11/18/17 10:39 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: OneEyeJack]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Doesn't the red oil light mean to take the car to the dealer for service and soon as its convenient?


Or it's a tea-pot like my aunt thinks. Hers came on so she put water in the teapot cap under the hood. Seized the engine on her Concord. duh
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#4578476 - 11/18/17 10:59 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: StevieC]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: StevieC
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Doesn't the red oil light mean to take the car to the dealer for service and soon as its convenient?


Or it's a tea-pot like my aunt thinks. Hers came on so she put water in the teapot cap under the hood. Seized the engine on her Concord. duh
You've gotta be kidding me...
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#4578481 - 11/18/17 11:06 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
No I'm serious... My aunt in Ottawa. I don't see her that often because of the 300 miles in between.
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#4578483 - 11/18/17 11:08 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: StevieC]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8741
Loc: Phoenix
Originally Posted By: StevieC
No I'm serious... My aunt in Ottawa. I don't see her that often because of the 300 miles in between.


Are we talking an AMC Concord?

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#4578485 - 11/18/17 11:10 PM Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 9640
Loc: Central Washington
Probably a Chrysler Concorde
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