1998 Volvo S70 Craigslist crook. Plez help.

  • 1998 VOLVO S70

Engine Performance problem
1998 Volvo S70 Automatic 130, 00 miles

I just had my Head gasket replace and now my check engine light is on which was not on before? I also have leaky oil spots in the back of the engine which I think is leaking out more when I drive b-cuz not much oil is leaking out when im parked. Also after I drive smoke comes out from the back if the engine for about 5 mins. I know there is a leak maybe a bolt is lose? I hired a man off craigslist to replace my head gasket who garented his work with a signed a written warrenty, he told me the check engine light would go off after 100 miles I now drove 100miles and still the engine light is on I now relize I was lied too.
I try call him lots of times with messages, he gave me his address which matched his I.D. But he lives 2 hours away.
i just would like to get some advice im 20 yrs old and this is my first car I know very little about cars. MY QUSTION IS : as for the time being until I could have these oil leaks sealed, is my car okay to drive, I know I need to check my oil everyday but what about the check engine light do you know why it could be on. Also when im driving and I get past 40mph I hear a humming sound I dont know what it is. I know I have transmission fluid. Any advice would help. THank you!

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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 10:44 PM

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I would not recommend you still drive your vehicle the way it is. If you loose too much oil you can damage the engine. As for the engine light, it could be related to the repair. He may have forgotten to plug something in, the timing could be off? You may want to take it in to another shop to see why the light is on and where your oil leaks are coming from?

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