EML light / Oil on the road


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    EML light / Oil on the road

    Driving at 70-75 mph, loud bang from the engine followed by big oil spillage

    Sounded bad. And then engine dead.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    Re: EML light / Oil on the road

    its a 2009 V8 R8 manual, no major issues till now in the last 2.5 years I had it. 50000 miles on the clock

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    Re: EML light / Oil on the road

    How soon in terms of time and distance did you stop after the bang? was it definitely engine oil on the floor? You dared check the level via the dipstick??
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    Re: EML light / Oil on the road

    The list of possibilities is very long, so would be wasting your time hazarding a guess, it doesn't sound good from your brief description though. As a 09 V8 owner I hope it's something trivial and please post your findings.
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    Definitely engine oil

    Will keep you posted

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    Stopped as soon as I could.
    Was on a dual carriageway so half a mile or so

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    Re: EML light / Oil on the road

    One last question, would the engine crank?
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    Re: EML light / Oil on the road

    Hi Dave

    was sorting out breakdown to get it to a local specialist ( happened not far from home). They will be there in an hour and I will check if it cranks. Will let you know soon.

    Arif

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    Re: EML light / Oil on the road

    The engine itself on a cursory looked ok but that probably means nothing.

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    Re: EML light / Oil on the road

    Dipstick showed a decent oil level so not sure. Definitely felt like oil, but was less viscous than I would expect. Also remember there was a brief coolant expansion message.

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