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Engine seized and filled with coolant

I was told that my engine was seized and it was filled with coolant and the oil looked like mud but I am wondering if theres any way to fix it without getting a new engine

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SOURCE: can't understand why after changing oil the engine

is this a deisel? after the oil change the vehicle never moved what so ever-engine never ran? how much oil was put in durring oil change?
generally it it's not leaking it then it's burning it or it was never there in the first place......it won't mistically vanish over night there is something not right with this situation.....now if it is a deisel and you hav been driving it you won't really notice it coming out your exhaust as deisel fuel is basically an oil-pending on amounts actually being burnt. you need to complete an oil consuption test based on mileage and several
tanks of fuel at consistant speeds for same durrations and base it on oil level top up.

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SOURCE: piston smashed into the sparkplug

Yes it can be fixed but only after you open up every thing and see what is damaged and in some cases it costs more then throwing a used engine in it and think about the time you will save replacing the whole engine.

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