1993 Mercury Topaz 4 cyl Automatic 38930 miles
car had 1 previous owner-she had no prob's til after a minor fender bender (no damage was done by accident to engine- just bent back door a little)
tow truck guy was rough and careless and she heard
bad sound as he hooked up like he broke something.
few weeks later- noticed small oil leak.
it grew until oil had to be put in each time it was started.
other than that it rean great-engine purred.
then I had to pArk it until I got my lisence.
turned into 10 months.
moved it twice only -2 blocks each time- using just 1 q of oil.
recentlly turned it on - and immediatly heard an awful
banging noise and my friend said to turn it off
we then saw oil all over ground AND engine -
last time I turned it on we put in 3 quarts which immediatly began squirting out everywhere when engine started.
noise was louder and worse.
i got new tires-lifetime guaranteed brakes- and
will be sooo sad if its hopeless!
what should I do?
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 7:34 AM