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Rough Train Tracks Leaking Massive Oil

This may have been answered before but I just got home and I'm freaking out a little... I have a 2006 S40 T5, and on the way home today I ran over some train tracks (at 10 mph) that were WAY rougher than I anticipated. I smelled burning oil and watched my engine temp the whole way home. Once I got home I popped the hood and looked under the car. I am leaking A LOT of oil... anybody know the probable damage and what it might run to get fixed? I'm terrified that I really hurt my car bad... any advice is greatly appreciated in advance.<p>I should also note that once I stopped, the oil leak was about 2 feet by 4 feet within minutes... <p>Thanks everyone.
 

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Can you get underneath to look around for potential damage?
 

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Re: Rough Train Tracks Leaking Massive Oil (rchardy)

Have you checked the oil level in the engine, brakes, power steering and tranny? You need to find where it's leaking from first then follow the hoses around until you find the leak. If you need schematics let us know. Many of us have the software loaded on our computers. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Checking your coolant temp when your motor is pissing out oil isn't going to help you much, just for future reference. <p>As mentioned, check all fluid levels and find out where you're leaking from. Go from there.
 

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Other than the oil pan there shouldnt be anything that hangs low enough for you to hit if the car bottomed out... if that was the case you would have definitely heard it and felt it though. <p>Like mentioned check your fluid levels to verify what the source is and then get underneath the vehicle to inspect. Maybe you tagged an oil cooler line for the trans if yours is an auto...
 

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Re: Rough Train Tracks Leaking Massive Oil (rchardy)

Wow Never Heard of That , Hell I ran some tracks at 3 Different Times and Speeds ( 30-55MPH ) Depending on Tracks , Never Any Issue . Some Tracks are Really Bad - so Those Would Need Slower Speeds - The Idea is Not to Land in between the Third Set of Tracks . <p>If there is a Double Hump Set and You Wheels Come Down , Between the Rails On the Second Set or Third Set .<br> ( Car Coming Down - Sec. Hump Coming Up ) Wheels Between Rails in Landing ( Which Means Your Lower Then Rails ) Boom !<p><br> Sorry to Here - Put Her On Ramps<br>After Pouring 1-2 qts. in or making sure there is Oil .<p>Drop the Pan , So You can Wash It Down . The Oil Cooler on Bottom<br>Back is Low , but If Lucky Bolts Backing Out , or ( Just Not Re-torqued .<br>Enough @ Gasket Compression _ During Assembly or ( Lots of Vibration ) <p>If You Lucky that's All It is , but Size of Leak It Sounds Worst !<p>Cracked Turbo Line ? <br> Seems a Little Od - Need a lot more Details .<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by EngTech at 12:19 PM 7-13-2009</i>
 

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Re: Rough Train Tracks Leaking Massive Oil (POWERSTROKE)

Its really low, if you dropped your belly pan and were to look underneath your car from a distance you would probably see it hangin below the factory bumper lol.
 

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Re: Rough Train Tracks Leaking Massive Oil (ForceFed Motorsports)

I always Make Sure I'm - Tooling along, so Vech.'s all Upward Motion<br>Carries Me Over , Front Tire - most likely Only get 1-2 " Off the Ground .<p>LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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