OLDSMOBILE 88 ENGINE DIED

  • Tiny
  • wkiml
  • 1988 Chevrolet Impala

I own a 1996 Olds 88 it has approx 125,000 miles. Yesterday I was out running errands, when I noticed my check engine light starting to flash. I drove about 2/10 ths of a mile before the light stayed on constantly. I immediately pulled into a parking lot, as I did I noticed my engine lost power before kicking back in again.

I parked the car and got out to check under the hood when I noticed a very strong "Sulfur" type smell. I tried to restart the car, it wanted to turn over but didnt when it let lose a huge white cloud of smoke from the exhaust. I noticed this same white smoke coming for the oil dipstick area.

Any idea on what happened to my engine? And why it all happened so quickly?

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 AT 9:17 AM

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Bump

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Thursday, January 5th, 2006 AT 9:03 AM
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  • smokinfloyd4.3
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With white smoke comming from those areas it sounds like it blew the head gaskets, is there water in oil? Did it try to start at all?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2006 AT 12:34 PM
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No water in the oil

It tries to turn over but doesn't catch. It cranks, all the electrical work but just will not run.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 AT 8:20 AM

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