1974 MG Midget

Engine Mechanical problem
1974 MG Midget 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 13000 miles

I had an oil and filter change drove 15 miles and as I accelerated up to 70mph the lower part of the engine made a very loud metallic grating noise there was a immediate loss of power.

I have been told the engine is destroyed.

My question is could the oil and filter change have caused the damage as the engine was running perfectly prior to the service work.

Paul grieves
September 22, 2010.

Doing a filter and oil change shouldnt' have but it's possible. They could have leaked some oil ou the filter if they didn't put it on tight, you woul d see a lot of oil around the outside of the engine however. This would nee dto be looked at by a pro to give you a good diagnosis.

Oct 1, 2010.