I am in need of some advice for my relatively new car. My wife ran over a pretty bad bump that cracked the motor oil pan. She didn't know at the time until the red oil light kept flashing on and off. She parked the car at our home for another 4 hours, then took the car to a mechanic that's 25 minutes away. When she reached the station, the mechanic said that the oil was completely drained, so she had to leave it there overnight. My question: most of the oil probably drained in that 4 hours it was sitting in the driveway, and then she probably drove the car for another 25 minutes without motor oil. There was no overheating, nothing that would indicate any damage to the engine, but I'm not sure. How much damage did she do the engine and should I think about trading it in so I don't have to deal with the headaches of replacing one in the near future. Any help would be appreciated.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 AT 6:32 PM