Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Mazda 3 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 62000 miles
About a block from my house my oil light went on and then went off, when I pulled in drive it went on again, the engine started making noise at this point. I checked oil dip stick and oil was very low. I called my mechanic shop told them what was happening and made an appointment. I added oil and I parked the car until I could take it in 3 days later due to weekend. I drove the less than a mile to shop and dropped off. They said the oil filter was leaking and the engine was still making the noise so engine is probably shot. The shop turned it over to their insurance, since it only had had 4000 since last oil change and they are the ones that did it. They also worked on car in between to for transmission and coolant flush. I never saw any oil spots or stains where I parked. The insurance comapny is trying to get out of replacing engine, even though shop owner made it sound like they were responsible. I read that the oil blows out under pressure while driving and you may not detect oil when parked. If insurance refuses claim how do I fight them on it.
Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 6:21 PM