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Well guys, I was driving home and the car died and wouldn't start. I noticed oil everywhere on the right side of the engine. Thank god I was a block from home. I don't know what happened. Push the car into the garage and there is oil all over the engine compartment on the right side. Any ideas.
 

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I've had my oil filter back off before and spray pressurized oil all over the side of the engine. Check the filter and see if it's loose.
 

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You also could have blew off the oil feed line on top of the turbo. Has happened to me and oil all over the right side of the engine
 

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Darksyne said:
I've had my oil filter back off before and spray pressurized oil all over the side of the engine. Check the filter and see if it's loose.
im with you.. filter would be my first guess.

is there any oil on top of the engine? like on/around the valve cover area?

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no oil on top of the valve cover but all over the bottom of the engine and even on top of the rail where the hood sits on top of the head lights. What scares me is the car will not even turn over. Wouldn't it turn over if that happened?
 

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no oil on top of the valve cover but all over the bottom of the engine and even on top of the rail where the hood sits on top of the head lights. What scares me is the car will not even turn over. Wouldn't it turn over if that happened?
Well, since it died on you I suppose it's possible the motor siezed up. I'd check to see if the motor can be turned over by hand and then go from there. Did you happen to notice how your oil pressure looked before it died?
 

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Did you check to see if the filter is loose? Won't solve the effect but would at least pinpoint the cause.
 

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Yes the oil filter was loose and that is definetly why there is oil all over the engine but it will not crank over. Jiffy lube did my oil change 3 weeks ago. How can I turn the engine over by hand.
 

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Yes the oil filter was loose and that is definetly why there is oil all over the engine but it will not crank over. Jiffy lube did my oil change 3 weeks ago. How can I turn the engine over by hand.

Wow..I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't tighten the oil filter all the way. Those fuckers did the same thing to my boss's car. They forgot to install an air filter into the intake of her 2003 Celica GT. Debris went in and it destroyed her air flow meter. They paid for the damage.

To turn the crank by "hand," get a short half inch extension socket, insert it into the bolt hole that secures the crank pulley and turn it clockwise. Make sure the car's in neutral. It should turn.


I have personally noticed on our cars that even if you lose oil and notice immediately (when the oil light flickers) and shut off immediately, you can get away with no damage. YMMV.
 

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I see no one has menchined to check the oil level in the car. Your car wouldnt seize if there is low but enough oil. Same thing happened to my car except I bend a rod and bye bye #1 piston.
 

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I checked the oil when I got it home and there was a little reading on the dip stick. I tightened the filter but the car will not turn over. I think shes gone. I am going to see what Jiffy lube is going to do about it. I am so disgusted :mad:. I just got this car running great. I will try turning the crank tomorrow. Any suggestions for the best place to by rebuild from?
 

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I see no one has menchined to check the oil level in the car. Your car wouldnt seize if there is low but enough oil. Same thing happened to my car except I bend a rod and bye bye #1 piston.
Yes it will if the oil is being puked out at the filter and therefore never making it into the rest of the engine. Doesn't matter how much oil is still in the pan.
 

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what do you guys think? Jiffy lube did the oil change 3 weeks ago. Think I can hold them responsible?
 

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its going to be hard to prove they were negligent. I doubt they will admit that it was their own fault also. If it happened the day or even the week after ok...but 3 weeks down the road is plenty of time.
 

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To turn the crank by "hand," get a short half inch extension socket, insert it into the bolt hole that secures the crank pulley and turn it clockwise.
I have personally noticed on our cars that even if you lose oil and notice immediately (when the oil light flickers) and shut off immediately, you can get away with no damage. YMMV.
I had the same experience, was accelerating briskly and noticed a smoke cloud behind me, checked the oil pressure gauge and noticed it creeping lower and lower. I was able to kill the engine in time.

I would definitely follow his advice to see if the engine turns over as a second step.

As far as Jiffy Lube I'll have to say that after three weeks you may have trouble proving that their negligence was the cause. It would be a different story if it happened right after leaving there.

That's unfortunately one of the quirks of the coolant/oil cooler. On too loose and it comes off spraying oil everywhere. Too tight and you risk cracking the cooler causing your oil and coolant to mix :(
 

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Thanks for the dumbass advice. I don't understand if people don't have anything constructive to say why say it?
 

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