Vandalized by someone adding oil-based wood stain in the engine oil

Tiny
MALIBU 22
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 144,444 MILES
Someone put an oil-based wood stain in where you put oil. How do I fix this?
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Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 AT 8:19 PM

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Tiny
ROY B
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Good afternoon,

You have severe engine damage from that additive. It will destroy the bearings if it already has not.

You will need a new or used engine replacement.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Roy
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Thursday, June 9th, 2022 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
MALIBU 22
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I haven't started it at all, it's actually being towed to a shop now. It's my understanding that it's an easy fix. Also, they put Gorilla Glue in the oil.
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Thursday, June 9th, 2022 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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I would try to change the oil to see what happens. Here is a generic guide to help with instructions for your car in the diagrams below:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what happens.
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Thursday, June 9th, 2022 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
ROY B
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Sorry. But the damage is done and it is not an easy fix.

Be careful what the shop tells you

Roy
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Monday, June 13th, 2022 AT 4:05 AM

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