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 hell 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?
'12 Buick Enclave 139,xxx Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30 ACDelco PF63E
'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 42,xxx Oil Don't know Filter Don't care
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.
'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear '06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
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.
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM 2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra