Took my g/f's dog to the groomer's this lunchtime. It's on an old farmyard, and I pulled up in a disused loading bay.
Dropped the dog off, and as I pulled away there was a big "CRUMP" ...
pulled back and saw steam and a dark puddle near the front of the car
Turned the engine off immediately and investigated. Oil pouring out the sump, and two large bits of sump each with a big bolt in lying in the driveway. Not actually *that* much oil, so I don't think I lost the entire sump contents.
Called Autolusso, and Ned sent an oppo out with Big Ned (his truck) and a trailer within minutes. Luckily I was only about 10 mins from Autolusso anyhow.
So, who'll give me what odds? I hit the kerb at less than 5mph, and turned the engine off within 5 secs. I reckon I'm in for one of:
- Just a new sump cover and refill
- That plus new big-end bearings
- Worst case, that plus damage from the whole engin being shunted backwards
Top marks to Ned and the guys at Autolusso for responding so quickly though.