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Dumped oil driving down freeway...

There was no warning. I had NOT been leaking oil, nor was anything wrong with the vehicle that I knew of. It simply dumped the oil going 60mph and so I pulled over and parked it. The oil pan and filter are still intact. Nothing obvious looking going on. Oil pump or line, I suspect, just blew as I was driving... and I hope that is all it is. What do you think?

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  • hopeabounds Jan 23, 2009

    Yes on the oil change. Will check the plug. Nothing obvious other than it dropped the oil all at once. Did not die, pulled over and shut it off to be sure it would not hurt engine.

  • hopeabounds Jan 23, 2009


    Hoping that is it, but the oil change was at least 10 days ago and it was driven since. : / ...Would be great, though, if that is all it is! LOL... If not, will have it towed to the nearest dealer. THANKS SO MUCH!

  • hopeabounds Jan 23, 2009

    It did not dump the oil until it was driven about 30 miles today. Also created alot of smoke, probably from the oil burning on the engine.

  • hopeabounds Jan 23, 2009

    No sounds, just sudden feeling of loss of power from pressure disruption, likely, and dumping the oil all at once. No noise noticed. Happend fast.

  • hopeabounds Jan 23, 2009

    Hubby says, "felt like hitting a sand bar".

  • hopeabounds Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks Robert!

  • hopeabounds Jan 23, 2009

    He never hit a sand bar either. LOL... Guess he is just assuming that is what it would feel like. :)

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    did the motor quit or did you just stop the motor... was it idling rough when you pulled over ?

    The only time i've seen that happen is when you throw a connecting rod out the side of the motor...

    Have you had the oil changed recently... perhaps the oil plug blew out




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Let me know.... as i'm guessing the oil plug was not properly tightened.... the oil wouldn't take long to drain especially if it was hot.


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    Roberta Smith Jan 23, 2009

    you didn't hear any noise at all ?


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    Roberta Smith Jan 23, 2009

    did you happen to notice any smoke out the tail pipe ?

    seems to me if you felt the motor lose power it may be something a tad more serious


    but check the less expensive stuff first

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 23, 2009

    i've never tried that ... someday i guess.... let me know what is found at the shop


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    Roberta Smith Jan 23, 2009

    I'm not allowed to assume.... the boss lady rolls up a newspaper and hits me on the nose when i do that lol




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