Hi, I was driving on the highway when my Sunfire let out a boom and a rattle. Thinking I blew a tire, I pulled to the shoulder and noticed my car was releasing a cloud of white smoke from the exhaust. After seeing my tires were fine I noticed that my car was leaking copious amounts of oil. I tried starting the car back up and it started shaking bad and getting really loud. I believe my engine block may have blown, because I have heard similar stories, but didn't spot any immediate problems when I popped the hood. I spent $450 dollars getting it towed home and that is the last of my expendable funds. My question is should I even bother taking it to a mechanic for a full diagnoses or should the car be scrapped?
PS- When I explained it to my boyfriends father he said it could have been the distributor cap or a hose crapping out, but as I don't know a bunch about cars I can't see how all the oil would leak out.
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 AT 2:55 PM