Bring your vehicle to Padron Automotive for a complete engine inspection if it is doing any of the things listed below. Unfortunately, these things are signs of serious engine damage that may require a new engine to fix them. Depending on the extent of the damage, we make it away with a partial engine rebuild to resolve your problem. We will work with you to determine the best course of action to take.
Excess Exhaust Smoke
One sign that your engine is on its way out is excess exhaust smoke. If you see a ton of smoke in your rearview mirror, your engine is hemorrhaging automotive fluid. This fluid hemorrhage can damage the engine beyond repair whether it is fuel that can start an engine fire, oil that can seize up the engine, or coolant that can cause the engine to overheat and crack.
Knocking All the Time
If your automobile’s engine is knocking all the time, have the vehicle towed to our shop in case the pistons are crashing around inside the cylinder walls. Naturally, this can damage the cylinder block by cracking it. The reason why the pistons are crashing inside the cylinders is that you have worn rod bearings. This disables the rods from operating smoothly.
Metal in the Motor Oil
Metal flakes in your motor oil are a sign of engine death. There’s no way to repair this problem because the engine is dissolving. The parts disintegrate into the oil as it circulates through the engine. This can cause serious engine damage very quickly because the oil is filled with metal. Do not drive your automobile if you see silver flecks in the motor oil.
Noticeable Power Loss
Another sign that your engine has to be replaced to resolve the problem is noticeable power loss that is void of another solution. Your engine is a machine, and machines die eventually. When the engine is done, it will be unable to produce power and there will not be a repair that can fix this. Noticeable power loss is simply a sign that it’s time for a new engine.
Finally, you may already have a cracked engine block if the engine is overheating constantly. You may also have a blown head gasket or cracked exhaust manifold gasket. All of these things can be repaired, but they require a partial engine rebuild to do it.
Call Padron Automotive in Topeka, KS, today to schedule a complete inspection of your engine so we can determine the steps it will take to restore its performance or to replace it.