My 1997 Honda Accord ex has about 198,000 miles on it and never gave me serious problems until now. If I drive for more than 30 min. The oil light will start blinking red. Mostly when I brake or stop. Then when I get off I smell burnt oil. I get regular oil changes and I just got a fuel system flush. I just got an oil change and it smelled like burnt oil right after whenever I drove for a while. Now it is the oil light that turns on. I took it to a mechanic and he said without thoroughly inspecting it that I need a new car or replace engine because he also heard a knocking noise. I've been going easy on my car trying not to drive it for a long period of time, not going anything over 60mph, and not accelerating too quick and fast. I warm up my car before I go anywhere and my engine sounds just fine. You can't even tell anything is wrong with it until I start to drive for more than 30min. Then oil light will turn on, car feels rough, and when I turn off car, it smells like burnt oil when I walk by the hood. Oil is correctly filled, so is it really that I need new engine? (Estimate to get used engine was $2500)
have the same problem?
Monday, January 29th, 2007 AT 1:10 PM