So I am driving down the highway and my engine light starts flashing. I turn the radio off to hear the engine knocking terribly. I get off the highway and to the first gas station (literally 1 minute). I check the oil and it is bone dry. The oil was just changed 1000 miles earlier. While I could go into that and whether the oil change place screwed me, that's not the point of my question. I had the car towed back to the shop where the oil change was done and was told by them that I needed a new engine.
My question. The engine didn't seize and still starts and runs, though a bit rough. I added a couple quarts of oil before having it towed, and that helped ease the knocking. After being told I needed a new engine, I declined having them do it and drove the car home. (Less than a mile) and have not driven it since as I don't know if I would be doing further damage to it. A computer diagnostic done by them showed the following "P" codes: P0014-exhaust camshaft performance; P0017 CKP/CMP Correlation and P0300 Random Misfire in cylinder 5.
Do I need a new engine? Are these guys just trying to squeeze me for money? Should I try to sue them for any engine repairs as there was no obvious oil leak and there was no reason for my oil to be bone dry after only 1000 miles from the last oil change that they did themselves. ( When I pressed them on that issue, their response was simply."Well you know, these older cars can burn a quart of oil every 1000 miles" to which I replied."Did you only put 1 quart in?" And then they didn't want to talk to me anymore about it.
have the same problem?
Sunday, March 27th, 2016 AT 8:24 PM