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Oil is leaking and engine has stopped mechanic says i need new engine

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Sounds like you may have run the engine out of oil due to the oil leak if this is the case then yes it is very possible the engine has seized up and will require either replacement or rebuild of the old engine depending upon what is more economically effective for your walet and for your time frame of getting the vehicle back on the road for you to be using.
Replacement is always easier abd quicker to repair then rebuilding of the old engine.
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