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Old 04-13-2017, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil pan exploded

I was driving down the highway going 70mph when I hear and feel something like the oil pan exploded. I didn't hit anything on the road. The engine was still running although it sounded like something was wrong. Right away I pulled over and turned off the car. I had it towed to my house. The oil pan has a huge crack/hole in it. Also coolant is leaking from somewhere. It's too dark right now to see where it's leaking from. The car had full oil and fluids. I checked everything the day before and it was running fine. No warning lights were on. I have 97 auto. Is the engine blown? Does anyone know what could have happened?

Also thanks for the write-ups and advice from everyone. I changed my timing belt a couple years back following JLude's great write-up which saved me a lot of cash vs. the dealership.
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My first guess is you threw a rod. Suggest pulling the pan off to see if any / how much metal is in there.

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My first guess is you threw a rod. Suggest pulling the pan off to see if any / how much metal is in there.

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I should be able to check it today or tomorrow. It's going to the lude graveyard if it threw a rod because that's beyond my skill level and the frame is starting to rust out from the road salt.
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My first guess is you threw a rod. Suggest pulling the pan off to see if any / how much metal is in there.

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That was it and the reason for the coolant leaking is because the rod punched a hole through the coolant pipe.
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Dang, that's a real bummer. She looks to be in great shape otherwise. Considering parting it out at all?

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Dang, that's a real bummer. She looks to be in great shape otherwise. Considering parting it out at all?

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I am going to try and sell it whole first at fair price. If that doesn't work I would consider parting it out. Almost everything is in good condition except for the engine, frame, rear fenders (rusted wheel wells), and sunroof (rusted trim around glass). The transmission is still good with no slipping which I thought would go before the engine. It has JDM foglights and Depo projector headlights. I bought it in 07 and at this point it's not worth putting any money into because the frame probably only has a few more years left due to these Michigan winters.
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Well if you do look to sell anything off of it, let me know. I'm in Michigan as well, so likely not too far to go pick stuff up.
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