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Isuzu Rodeo Engine Blown out of Nowhere? Now What?
Today, drove it to work, hear some scraping and knocking in the engine out of nowhere, drove it straight to a shop, 2 hours later they tell us that the engine is blown, no check engine lite came on, no oil light, and it wasn't running strange prior everything was fine. He said it took 3 quarts of oil to register on the dip stick and there is no evidence of a leak. ( I can say we park it in the same place and never saw any leak) It was due for an oil change in 50 more miles.
Not knowing much about cars, does anyone know if there is a common issue that would cause this to happen? The mechanic said that the place who did the oil change must not have put oil in it and suggested I sent it to Isuzu. He also said the car is now worthless and it would cost $7000 parts and labor for a new engine. Is this true?? We have no more extended warranty. Do we really now owe money on a totally worthless car??? What kills me is there was no warning. I mean wouldn't you notice something??