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Old 12-10-2012, 05:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The engine continued to run for a brief period of time. We were doing 70 on the interstate, nothing aggressive. And I believe its aluminum. And for the other guy who said I have bad driving habits, my last car was lost in a sudden flood. I was lucky to escape.
Well, if you have access to the car, you could always jack it up and have a look at the pan, see if it blew out or if it looks like something hit it, like soundu said. Look inside of the hole and look for signs of destruction. It might save you the trouble of having a mechanic tell you the engine is screwed.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A loose log punctured my gas tank on an interstate. The gas tank metal does seem much thinner compared to the oil pan.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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On my '97, the exhaust/cat also obstructs the oil pan and the drain plug points toward the center of the car. A hole above the plug on my Taurus would almost *have* to be internal.

Like soundu said, though - just looking at the direction of the metal's deformity will tell you where the impact came from.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The engine continued to run for a brief period of time. We were doing 70 on the interstate, nothing aggressive. And I believe its aluminum. And for the other guy who said I have bad driving habits, my last car was lost in a sudden flood. I was lucky to escape.
No way for anyone to know that, and your signature says "blown engine." We're just going on your own words.
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A loose log punctured my gas tank on an interstate. The gas tank metal does seem much thinner compared to the oil pan.
I was tooling down the interstate one day going to a job in the next town.
I see this nice 8" orange fiberglass ladder laying in the middle of the road.
I am looking in my rear view mirror deciding whether to turn back and
retrieve this road score. Before i had much of a chance to think about it,
i saw a car center punch it dead on.

Needless to say, i did not go back and get it.

The joys of driving a GEN3 also include the DOOOOING syndrome.
You driving down the road and hear this sharp metallic dooing sound
that your wondering what hit your car. You look around after you
stop and all seems OK. You here this noise a few more times, and
its the same result. Then you notice your car is slightly lower
in a corner.

This is your quiz for the day. What happened???

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most likly you blew a rod. engine needs to be re done
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The joys of driving a GEN3 also include the DOOOOING syndrome.
You driving down the road and hear this sharp metallic dooing sound
that your wondering what hit your car. You look around after you
stop and all seems OK. You here this noise a few more times, and
its the same result. Then you notice your can is slightly lower
in a corner.

This is your quiz for the day. What happened???

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I was tooling down the interstate one day going to a job in the next town.
I see this nice 8" orange fiberglass ladder laying in the middle of the road.
I am looking in my rear view mirror deciding whether to turn back and
retrieve this road score. Before i had much of a chance to think about it,
i saw a car center punch it dead on.

Needless to say, i did not go back and get it.

The joys of driving a GEN3 also include the DOOOOING syndrome.
You driving down the road and hear this sharp metallic dooing sound
that your wondering what hit your car. You look around after you
stop and all seems OK. You here this noise a few more times, and
its the same result. Then you notice your can is slightly lower
in a corner.

This is your quiz for the day. What happened???

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