Oil prtessure switch changed in aug 2010 had to stop car today at 188000 km had repaired at 185500 oil light came while driving 4km into drive parked car & saw oil dripping down ckecked oil level...
There are many things that can cause oil loss. The most common are a loose or missing oil drain plug, or a leaking oil filter. With either of these problems the oil can leak out very fast. Your mechanic will locate the oil leak as a first step, then I am sure they will then proceed to inspect the engine for internal damage due to oil loss. I would recommend a leakdown test to check for piston or ring damage, also you need to pay close attention to whether the engine has any new noises. If the leakdown test shows good results, and there are no new noises in the engine, your engine has a pretty good chance of surviving this ordeal. There are many possibility for the leak source, like worn seals, or the tow previously listed items, be sure to repair the engine where it does not leak, because loosing the oil can destroy the engine. Good luck with it.
Dec 19, 2010 |
1998 Toyota Tercel