We have a 2001 Volvo S60; about 125K miles. Please be kind as we admit we know next to nothing about cars.
Last Friday, hubby had oil changed and we headed down to our daughters in Southern Oregon. Had driven about 150 miles and dash message flashed on,“No oil pressure”. Pulled over right away. Hubby checked oil, says he was basically just checking to see if there was oil in the car. There was and it was not low. When we started the car again the dash message was gone. Got back on the freeway and, within about 5 miles, the message came back on, car made BAD noise, whitish smoke as we stopped on the side of the freeway (immediately). In the hours that followed we learned from our mechanic (independent and has worked on our other car) that it threw a rod and possibly a bearing. Says it is a “coincidence” that we’d had oil change just hours prior. Hubby had checked the oil prior to towing the car to the mechanic and told him that it was between 3/4" to 1" over the full mark. He’d like to sell us a rebuilt engine for $4500. From reading A LOT of posts here about too much oil, I don’t believe him. This is truly a financial hardship for us and we can’t afford to go get other opinions from other mechanics we know nothing about. Advice in a big hurry please. And, yes, I’m sure we could have done better if we had ANY car savvy. Did too much oil ruin my engine? Hurry, please!