Turbo Problems On S Max Diesel ?
Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:49 PM
I parked the car on arriving. Noticed a small oil spill on the drive in the morning - probably an eggcup's worth of oil. Tried to start the car but starter motor cut out - lights work but the battery may be low as the electric windows seems to struggle to go up and down. Today I inspected the oil level - it is normal and I see no debris in the oil.
I need your guidance - do I:
i) Try to jump start the car so that I can drive it to garage? (should i try pushing the car in 4/5th gear to check the engine turns?; is the starter motor powerful enough to damage the engine if there is a possible hydrolock situation?)
ii) Get it towed - I may struggle with steering and braking?
iii) Resort to getting the car recovered?
Can you give me your advice and comments at the earliest opportunity please?
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:36 PM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:00 PM
to be on the safe side i would just get the car recovered and have the garage give you a courtesy car. Its always better to be safe than sorry
Thanks for the reply. I have since managed to jump start the car and drove it to the garage. It was the air inlet hose working loose and got it fixed for £45. If seemed that the hose clip was corroded etc - though I suspect it may have been knocked when last repaired. I hope this is now the end of the issue.
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