Check oil light on

Tiny
JACOB WHAWELL
  • MEMBER
  • 2004 HOLDEN COMMODORE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I bought my car three months ago and when I was driving it back the check oil light wouldn't stop coming up. I opened the oil cap and the oil looked like musty looking. So I took it strait to the mechanic and he said it had the wrong oil/old oil in it. He gave it an engine flush and full service and it drove great for the 3 months but now the oil is looking musty again and the check oil light wont stop coming on again. Please if anyone knows what this could be? It's only done 200,000 kms not miles.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 12:20 AM

4 Replies

Tiny
STEVE W.
  • EXPERT
Welcome to 2CarPros. From your description it sounds like there might be an internal engine problem causing either oil burning or loss depending on how far you have driven it in those three months. Could you take a picture or video showing the engine oil and check the oil level on the dip stick? You may have a low oil level and driving it with the light on will likely do more damage. As a start check the oil level with the car setting on a level spot. If the oil looks dirty and black or worse looks like a chocolate milk shake then there is a problem.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
JACOB WHAWELL
  • MEMBER
The oil is dark on the dip stick. But it looks really bad when I take the cap off and look into the engine. Which doesn't look good considering it had an engine flush and service only three months ago. I also took of video of it running as well I would like to send you.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 1:13 AM
Tiny
JACOB WHAWELL
  • MEMBER
Here are the photos and video:
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 1:38 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
  • EXPERT
That looks like you are getting coolant into the engine likely through a failed gasket.
At the moment I would probably flush it, then track down the leak and repair it or swap the engine out.
The second option would be better if the cars oil was like it is now the first time, that would be because you don't know how long the other owner drove it this way and coolant does bad things to the bearings and cam surfaces it gets on.
It doesn't sound that bad in the video but you never know how bad things really are until you open the engine up and inspect it.
You could find a good used engine, replace anything that is due for work and then install it, probably for less money than rebuilding the one you have.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 AT 2:32 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links