I am trying to help my friend who has 1996 corolla.
He got engine oil lamp, but he ignored and kept driving about 1200 miles. One day he heard this loud knocking&hitting sound in the engine so he checked the engine oil dip stick.
No oil in the engine.
What happened to his engine? I just now checked his car, and it sound like rod is gone. White smokes coming out from the tail pipe and smells like coolant.
I assume it blew the head gasket and may be internal too. I checked the oil from the dis stick, and it was dark brown. He put fresh oil yesterday.....I am not a mechanic and I have never owned corolla, so I am asking you guys.
He doesn't have money to buy another used car so I really hope he can fix the car.
Basically if he decides to fix it, I will fix the car.
How hard is replacing HG on these cars? If it had spun rod brearing, is it worth to fix it or just replace the whole engine?
If any of you has experience with replacing HG or other internal stuff, please give me some advice.
I really hope he can ride it again.