Thursday, December 27, 2012

Car Ran over Concrete Divider and Oil leaking

Oil leaking after vehicle got hit from under due to concrete divider .................


These problems are rare,as mostly the dividers are made up to the height,where no driving issues and problems occur.
But sometime due to rash driving or careless driving such problems occur.

On some cases if the vehicles engine support cross member rod gets bent and due to these the divider gets connected to vehicles bottom base and problem occurs.


But if oil is leaking,then there must be some damage got done to the oil pan.Either the pan is got cracked somewhere or there is some hole in the oil pan.It its damaged then oil pan needs to be replaced.
REPLACING OIL PAN

Inspect the oil pan condition visually from under the vehicle in proper day light.


It is not 100% sure that leaking oil is from oil pan.So confirm the area and position on leak.But if it's on the bottom of the engine and it started after hitting a piece of concrete then as per our auto garage repair experience i will say it's almost surely the oil pan.
The oil pan is cast aluminum and on the bottom of the engine.And if get a hard hit,these part can easily get damaged.

Still to confirm the issue, i suggest Before driving the car  make sure the oil level is safe, you can lose enough oil from damage like that to do catastrophic damage to the engine if it's driven with little or no oil. If it's leaking too fast then towing it to a shop may be necessary.We have noticed many major engine failures at our garage,where problem was actually low oil.But customer ignored the low oil indication and last it was major engine failure.

Replacing the oil pan will cost approx $300 range. The shop doing the work may be able to find you a used pan from a junkyard and save you a little money on the part.
But i suggest go with branded and reputable part, instead of  old used or aftermarket parts.


Hope these helps you.
thanks.


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