Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Devs313

Engine Failure :(

Recommended Posts

Lads,

I think my GT engine is screwed.

The car started making a knocking sound this morning....checked the oil level and noticed there was hardly any oil in it - school boy error ...I should have been regularly checking this, but I have never known the engine to burn oil.

Topped up with some fresh oil...engine sounded much smoother....however I can still hear the knocking/rattling sound slightly anything about say 2.8k revs on deceleration .

From searching around, I have read that I need to drop the oil and remove the sump.....initially.

I can drop the oil fine....but can anyone tell me how to remove the sump?

If my bottom end has gone, would I better better off having it rebuilt....or just buy a used bottom end?

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could inspect the rod bearings etc yourself,the sump is just held on by loads of 10mm bolts. But I'd suggest go get it rebuilt if your not very savvy with engine building and tools. From how you desribe ii ssounds like bottom is toast, so don't drive it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers lads. A good friend/member off here who recently rebuilt and forged his own engine, has offered to strip the engine for me and help to get it repaired.

I'm hoping the damage is not too much :(. Am I wrong, or should an oil warning light have come on...if I was running low on oil?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Devs313 said:

Cheers lads. A good friend/member off here who recently rebuilt and forged his own engine, has offered to strip the engine for me and help to get it repaired.

I'm hoping the damage is not too much :(. Am I wrong, or should an oil warning light have come on...if I was running low on oil?

Yeah an engine light would go on if the oil goes too low. But if the bulbs gone then you wouldn't have noticed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oil light will only come on if theres a drop in pressure, not from low oil level itself. But the drop in pressure could be caused by low oil level.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×