Seized Engine

Tiny
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I am new to this but a badly ned help :cry: I was goin out to lunch with a few friends and didn't notice that the road had a huge hump in it and went over it at about 35mph which dented and broke me oil filter because it it on the bottom of the engine. I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora, I paniced and went home but did not relize how fast I was losing oil. Now my car will not start and I was seriously hoping it was my starter or something simplebut I can't manually turn the crankshaft pulley so my engine is probably seized. My question is what can I do befor I full give up and buy a new car (i love this car and don't want to get rid of it)

i was looking on other sites and one site stated.[U:3860f6a0b1][i:3860f6a0b1]"try the Coke trick. For this you need some cola-type beverage and a spark plug wrench. Simply remove the spark plug(s) and pour Coke into the hole. Wait about twenty minutes, then, with the plugs still removed, try to turn the engine over. You can use the electric starter for this, if there is one. It should turn over very fast and easily, spraying Coke everywhere. Then replace the spark plugs and reattach their caps. You should eventually be able to get the engine to restart. (This method even works with automatic transmissions.)

The reason this works is that Coke contains phosphoric acid, you know, the same stuff that dissolves your tooth enamel. It's enough that it can slightly dissolve and penetrate the seized area where the friction has welded the piston rings to the bore. It also dissolves rust, and attacks oxidation- it's excellent for cleaning alloy wheels and for scouring rusty gas tanks.

If that doesn't work, then you need PlusGas. PlusGas is like WD40 on steroids. Spray an enormous amount of it into the spark plug holes. Leave it there a long time. Really, a long time. Two or three days ought to do it. Then remove the exhaust (because you don't want it full of PlusGas) and rock the vehicle to free the pistons. (If your car is automatic, you can try the starter in short pulses.)

If that doesn't free it, it's time to take the head off and start pounding the stuck piston with a piece of wood.[/I:3860f6a0b1][/u:3860f6a0b1]"

now would these work because I want to try the coke thing and if it will work would I take out 1 spark plug or all of them because my car has a v8?

also what else can I do? Please help me because I love this car and want to learn more about cars but I was stupid to drive with no oil! :( :Shock: :x :evil: : : :
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Thursday, January 5th, 2006 AT 11:42 PM

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Tiny
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If you say you lost oil, you probally smoked your bearings, as for pouring coca cola into the cylinders, nah, I wouldnt, use marvel mystery oil. Your probally better off to get another car. Sorry
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Friday, January 6th, 2006 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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Hello: Well no oil = no bearings. Because your crank shaft and connecting rod bearings are not really bearings at all, they are inserts made from soft material. You see the oil itself is the bearing, and when its gone then in short order the inserts overheat, weld to the crankshaft. Spin inside each other and presto crank will not turn anymore. I don't care what you pour into it, it will never be right again. Either need to replace the inserts (if it damaged nothing then the inserts), but in most cases you will want to have the crank checked also, and the pistons and rings. You need to have the engine pulled and torn down. Or buy a SHORT block and put your accessories etc on the SHORT block. You should have stopped your car immidately. With broken filter oil comes out REALLY fast
good luck
Darryl.
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Sunday, January 8th, 2006 AT 8:42 AM

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