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Severe engine clunking after oil change

Hi, I made the mistake of going to Mr. Lube obviously for an oil change. Prior to this my car was running perfectly. Within 50 kms of leaving Mr. Lube, my engine starts clunking and clanking really loudly. I barely had time to pull over before my engine felt like it was going to jump out from under the hood of my car. Even my manual transmission gear shifter was shaking.

Under the hood....removed the oil cap...smoke started coming out.

And yes, the oil level was up full.

Otherwise, everything appeared normal under the hood.

Any suggestions?
Car is clearly not driveable. Had to tow it.

Mr. Lube thinks this is purely a coincidence in timing that something went wrong in my engine.

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  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I have the same problem, what was the outcome for you? Has any one else had this problem?  After the oil change, 26 miles later the engine failed on the highway!  

  • passatsyncro May 11, 2010

    2000 tdi must use 50 501 synthetic oil. i would recommend finding a good VW technician for this to prove that it is a Mr. lube problem. It would be very difficult to go into court without verifying the cause. VW uses Castrol for there oil. If you can find a trustworthy VW tech at a dealer for all your needs. It maybe hard, but there are alot of good quality VW techs out there to help you with your problems.

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Appearently Mr Lube is either going to end up fixing your car. I dont know what could have happend other than maybe they put the wrong type of oil back in it. I would definately get ahold of some of the higher ups at Mr Lube and "Ensure" they put your car back the way it was when it arrived there. There is no purely coincidence about it. They were the last ones to touch it. They will be the first ones to fix it. Make sure you are very firm with them, and keep track of names/dates/events as this important if you need to consult an attorney because of their negligence. Hope this gives you some direction, Thanks for using FixYa!

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