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Last night after coming off the interstate i made a sort of hard left then went to accellerate. Thats when i noticed a dramatic loss of initial power and loud engine noise. The engine noise persisted until i stopped and has not went away. I know this car to burn lots of oil and its been long over due for a filter change. I say this considering the car kind of changes its own oil by how much it goes through. I check the oil. of course low. I add oil this does not change the noise. It has changed the noise when this has happened before. However the noise has never been this loud. Now the engine oil light flickers or is on and occasionally off. The noise and loss of power seem to persist.

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Sorry....you have spun a rod bearing the engine nose is the piston hitting the bottom of the cylinder head, because the rod bearing has spun and have stacked on top of each other, sounds like you are going to need an engine, but the good news is there a lot of used ones out there, check with your local salvage yard.

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