Question about 2004 Kia Optima
Left for work in feb 2009 ( outside temp was 2 deg) and went about 2 miles and engine started to bogg down on the interstate. all kinds fo bells and whistles went off. i shut motor off and coasted to a stop. would not turn over after that. (battery ok)i had the car towed home and then i noticed a huge pool of oil where the car had been parked. can't figure out what happened, but i had a trail of oil all the way to the interstate. a buddy at work said it was probably a main seal ? before this, this car ran fine and did leak a few drops every so often, but this pool of oil where i had parked was massive. repair shop had no answer. is engine done? are bearings seized ? is it a common problem with this (2.8 ltr) engine in really cold weather? any guesses? best guess will do !! i'm sure something cracked or broke, but i have no idea where to start. thanks for the best guess in advance !
I'd suggest you look on the forums at Edmunds.com The problem you have is more likely related to it being a VR6 than a Jetta, but here is a search of posts which are about both:
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