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Ruined engine from neglect... #4578386
11/18/17 09:56 PM
11/18/17 09:56 PM
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Texas,USA
ATex7239 Offline OP
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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?


'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
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578388
11/18/17 10:00 PM
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Ontario, Canada
StevieC Offline
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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)
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578393
11/18/17 10:08 PM
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West Ma.
rollinpete Offline
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Nope we spank Till they learn


Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive184k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).

Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578433
11/18/17 11:06 PM
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Not really in my family, people hang onto their vehicles for awhile. Have had neighbors that absolutely trash perfectly good vehicles though.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578440
11/18/17 11:16 PM
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What confounds me is people like that are able to make a perfectly good living and pay taxes like they're supposed to.

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

Last edited by StevieC; 11/18/17 11:18 PM.

'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578446
11/18/17 11:20 PM
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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


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578454
11/18/17 11:28 PM
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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
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578459
11/18/17 11:35 PM
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3 quarts low on a 3.5 quart sump. That deserves the huge mega triple facepalm.



Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578461
11/18/17 11:37 PM
11/18/17 11:37 PM
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Doesn't the red oil light mean to take the car to the dealer for service and soon as its convenient?

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


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: StevieC] #4578476
11/18/17 11:59 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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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...


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
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578481
11/19/17 12:06 AM
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StevieC Offline
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No I'm serious... My aunt in Ottawa. I don't see her that often because of the 300 miles in between.


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: StevieC] #4578483
11/19/17 12:08 AM
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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?



2018 Challenger SRT
Re: Ruined engine from neglect... [Re: ATex7239] #4578485
11/19/17 12:10 AM
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Central Washington
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Probably a Chrysler Concorde


-Colton
2002 Ford Crown Vic PI 207k, Ex-Kootenai County, ID Unit #42
Down for engine swap
2003 Ford Crown Vic PI 75k
Castrol EDGE HM 5W30, Fram XG2
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