car would not turn over.
im with you.. filter would be my first guess.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.
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?fisherob said: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?
fisherob said: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.
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.GsxEclipse92 said: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.
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.diambo4life said: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.