The first thing that comes to mind is the catalytic converter plugging up after driving a short distance and clearing itself after sitting for a period of time. Take it to a muffler shop for an expert opinion. The plugging of the converter would cause a huge power loss and the resulting restricted exhaust gasses would cause your check engine light to come on since the oxygen sensor would be giving the computer bad information.
Discuss the frequency of oil change service for a light-duty engine used in a regular service application versus on in a severe service application?
The engine system urgent service indicator is a warning to turn the engine off immediately. Running the engine will result in severe damage.
You have a severe misfire. See related questions below.
Oil in the radiator indicates a possible severe problem, where coolant could also leak into the oil. Driving an engine in this situation at all could lead to severe engine damage.
if it says "service engine soon" yes, there is a problem. probably not severe but it should be scanned for engine codes and repaired at the nearest opportunity.
Yes, it has an interference engine. Timing belt replacement recommended every 105K under normal driving conditions or 60K under severe driving conditions.
You can keep driving the vehicle if you want to destroy the engine. The more you run the engine the more damage will be done. Coolant mixing with the oil will cause severe engine wear.
I have 2006 Blazer. Antifreeze needs to be at right level or no heat. Instead of changing my thermostat for very cold temperatures I use a grill snap on guard that adds plenty of heat to the cab and is adjustable. Gasoline will not burn well if the engine is too cold in severe winter driving. If you are losing at lot of antifreeze use the copper sealer and not the aluminum sealers.
The noun form for the adjective severe is severeness.
This could be a way of describing severe hesitation / engine misfiring. See "Related Questions" below for the basics of what to check for...
Could be a faulty fuel pump or the timing belt let go. That 2.4 engine has a timing belt and under normal driving conditions the belt should be replaced every 120K miles. In severe driving conditions every 90K miles. That engine is also an interference engine which means the engine may have suffered major damage if the timing belt in fact let go. Good luck.
Of course you can, but the question is should you. The answer is, if you want to do some serious damage to the engine and eventually destroy it completely then keep driving it. Reason being is that the coolant will mix with the engine oil. This coolant is a poor lubricant and is very corrosive to engine bearings. it will cause severe engine wear. So stop driving this car immediately and do not drive it again until it is repaired.
White smoke from the exhaust is a symptom of coolant in the combustion chamber. Normally this is caused by a blown head gasket or cracked head. Stop driving the car immediately and seek professional help, as severe engine damage will occur.White smoke from the exhaust is a symptom of coolant in the combustion chamber. Normally this is caused by a blown head gasket or cracked head. Stop driving the car immediately and seek professional help, as severe engine damage will occur.
Could be one or more of the following factors: A problem with the gear box, Worn engine mounts, worn drive shafts, may also be other factors involved.
Head gasket failing The most common cause is a blown head gasket. Stop driving the car as severe engine damage will occur.
I wanted to do the same thing. You need an adapter for the oil filter. The remote line attaches to the engine in the same spot the filter goes but it has to have an adapter before you can put the filter on the engine. I was advised against it because of the severe crowding in that particular area.
No power assist Severe vacuum leak Bad brake booster
Death is the most severe problem.
The serpentine belt may have broken. Stop driving it and get that fixed. If you continue to drive it that way you can do severe damage to the engine.
The consequences of drunk driving are severe injury or death. Wether or not you crash, you will probably be arrested and sent to jail.
Depending on how much it is burning. If not severe just keep oil level full. If severe rebuild engine
On an interference engine the pistons will hit the valves and cause severe internal engine damage.
On an interference engine the pistons can hit the valves. That will cause severe internal engine damage.
No. A category 5 is the most severe.