Hi there all,
So without knowing I did this I overfilled the engine 2 inches above the max fill line. I then proceeded to drive onto the motorway. It was alright until 5-10 minutes of motorway driving when i noticed loads of white smoke coming out of the exhaust, seconds later the car started accelerating on its own so i had to cut the engine off and move over to the hard shoulder lane. I started the car up again and in idle it was okay. As soon as i started to drive the car then it started to accelerate on its own again + the white smoke so I immediately turned the engine off.
I had it towed back to my local garage and have been told that it may be a simple drain the oil back to normal levels or the car may be a write off as it may go “bang” one day.
The car has been left with at the garage since Saturday and I’ve been told he will start to drain the oil today.
Does anyone have any advice as to how realistic the prospect of my car will be a write off ? Has anyone had any experience of this happening ? If so has the car been back to normal ? Has it gone “bang” for anyone ? Are there any parts I would be looking to replace to help reduce the damage ?
Your comments are appreciated