BAD OIL SEAL BUT QUIT ON ROAD-KNOCKS

  • Tiny
  • gwsierra
  • Toyota Tercel

94 Toyota Tercel 4 cyl 158,000mi. Car has leaked oil- has a bad main rear oil seal. Adding a qt of oil every 160 miles until I can fix the seal, but, While driving it made a loud BANG and died. Blew oil on hood. Wouldn't start for 20 minutes. Now starts but has a loud knocking noise in engine that gets louder and faster with slight pedal acceleration. Too much oil, not enough? Blown cylinder?

Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 11:26 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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  • 29,839 posts

Hi there,

Sorry to say but this sounds rather terminal. Where did the oil come from? Did it blow off the filler cap? The knocking noise after a big bang could easily be a broken piston, I'm sorry to say but I feel that this engine is stuffed.

Mark (mhpautos)

P.S. Stuffed, Australian for no longer usable.

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Monday, November 19th, 2007 AT 5:16 AM
  • Tiny
  • gwsierra
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Ok, that's what I suspected- thanks for your help. It did look like it blew from the filler cap also.

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Friday, November 23rd, 2007 AT 9:54 AM

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