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G'day....I need help in a problem that has happened, I put to much oil in the engine of my 93 Hilux 2.8 Diesel and I drove abot 10 klms and the engine reved out severly and tonns of white smoke came from the exhaust and it would not turn off when I turned it off with the key, boy did I do a runner, it ran for nearly a minute before it turned itself off but it would not turn over when i tried to start it so I let it cool for about 40 minutes and it started again but now there is a knocking sound which seems like it is coming from the top front area of the motor, I drained the oil and there was very little metal shavings in the oil and I took the top off and the camshaft looks fine and no metal parts in that area, there doesn't seem to be any seal damage as there was no leaking when I checked in the morning the next day, the motor still turns over and starts fine no problem but the knocking sound is there and it will sometimes go away and come back after a few seconds and it is in time with the speed of the engine so if I rev it the knocking goes faster and gets louder and will sound for nearly 10 seconds then go away for about 5 seconds then come back, would anybody know what damage may have been done and could anybody please help as I am on a pension and am trying to fix this if I can, the knocking sounds like hitting a screwdriver on metal. Thankyou.....Colin

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You have some serious internal damage concerning your main bearing and most likely other serious damage to dianose with out doing some diognostic tests

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