User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Is my car safe to drive?

  1. #1
    Regular Member danlat1415's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Is my car safe to drive?

    I've tried doing an engine flush/oil change today, but run into some problems.

    I've got all the equipment I need, and it should be a simple proceedure, but the sump nut seems to have welded itself on. I've tried everything to remove it, and it's snapped a gripping spanner, and while using another one, it shattered the T45 I was using. They weren't cheaply made ones.

    Is my car safe to drive after an engine flush but no oil change??

    I'm going to have to book it in to garage for monday.

  2. #2
    Full Member Big Sig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Is a very naughty boy
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Have you tried heating it gently with a blow torch? also spray it with some wd 40 type stuff and leave it to soak...... don't do both at the same time!

  3. #3
    Regular Member danlat1415's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I've tried the WD40, but I don't seem to have a blow torch handy right now. I wouldn't used it on an engine sump anyway, bye bye car...

  4. #4
    Full Member Big Sig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Is a very naughty boy
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Why not, the idea is to heat the area up carefully and break the seal on the threads......A well tried and tested thing to do in my trade

  5. #5
    Regular Member danlat1415's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I presumed oil was flammable

    I'll let the garage have a go at it, but what I needed to know was, is my car safe to drive until then?

    I've added engine flush to the current oil, but I can't empty it now.
    Will it damage the engine if I drive it??

  6. #6
    Regular Member benny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    dudley
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    there is a nack to undooing tight sump plug bolts you need to jar the tool with your hand ..if you aint very strong you will find this hard ...i bet the garge will do it easy ..........plus having the car low down doesnt help the best way is always on a ramp .........

  7. #7
    On a Sabbatical VauxVeteran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nicking Ya Dinner.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    DO NOT drive it!!!, and if you have to go to the garage tomorrow to get the sump nut off, drive yery slowly, i.e try to stay under 1500rpm, it'd be better you got it sorted today as the flush will be breaking the oil down overnight while sitting in the sump.

  8. #8
    Regular Member Ste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    ..... Driving the Jaguar XF
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

    Trim : Black

    Engine : 3.0D V6

    Year : 0000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by danlat1415
    I've tried doing an engine flush/oil change today, but run into some problems.

    I've got all the equipment I need, and it should be a simple proceedure, but the sump nut seems to have welded itself on. I've tried everything to remove it, and it's snapped a gripping spanner, and while using another one, it shattered the T45 I was using. They weren't cheaply made ones.

    Is my car safe to drive after an engine flush but no oil change??

    I'm going to have to book it in to garage for monday.

    I don't understand what you are saying.

    You say you cannot get the sump plug out. So I am assuming you haven't dropped the oil. So how have you flushed the engine ?

    Surely, you drop the oil and then flush the engine, drain that and refill with oil ? Or is this not the way it is done?


    So it sounds to me as if you haven't achieved anything yet.

    And GENTLY heating the sump with a blow torch is quite safe, the oil will get fairly hot anyway, you could always do it that way. Go for a drive and then crack the sump plug when it is still hot. In fairness, the sump plug is a bit of **** design.

  9. #9
    Regular Member Ste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    ..... Driving the Jaguar XF
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

    Trim : Black

    Engine : 3.0D V6

    Year : 0000

    Default

    Too late.

    As VV says if you have added the flush to the oil, DON@T drive it. I wouldn't even run it at all. Get the sump plug out. !

  10. #10
    On a Sabbatical VauxVeteran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nicking Ya Dinner.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Na flush is added to old oil, run for ten mins on idle and drain, he's got a sump nut that wont budge, I think you should get a camping butane thingy and have another hit at it today, just have a damp cloth with you incase anything does light up.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. keeping your car keys safe! really safe
    By nicj in forum General Chat
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 10th November 2012, 15:15
  2. Tyre Sidewall Damage, still safe to drive?
    By hothatch in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 24th March 2012, 18:58
  3. Drive safe this xmas from tom tom
    By bobssignum in forum General Motoring Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13th December 2011, 13:46
  4. Loud bang/explosion? Safe to drive?
    By LaserMod in forum Troubleshooting
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 6th February 2008, 22:25
  5. Is it safe to drive
    By badge25 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 29th January 2008, 22:24

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •