1995 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup - oil-cooler line broke, oil drained out, engine seized, must be re-built

Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2002 at 12:00am CDT by 19b23dd9

Company: 1995 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup - oil-cooler line broke, oil drained out, engine seized, must be re-built

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# 2 for May 6, 2002

Complaints.com received the following consumer message on May 5, 2002:

From: COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_28838#

RE: 1995 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup - oil-cooler line broke, oil drained out, engine seized, must be re-built

On Sunday April 28, 2002, the oil-cooler line on my S-10 pickup came apart at the crimp between the rubber hose and the Aluminum tubing. This resulted in a total loss of oil in about 30 seconds. My first indication of

a problem was an unusual noise in the engine.

I looked at the oil gauge only to find that it registed zero. I was on a curving narrow two lane road and couldn't get off the road for about a half a mile. As I moved off the road the engine froze. I will have to have the engine rebuilt at a cost of about $3500.

I called the Cheverolet consumer help number and got no satisfaction at all and was told that I would have to work the problem with the local dealer. When I called the local dealer he told me that they couldn't do

anything because of the mileage on the car (80,000 miles).

He said that they had had a lot of problems with the oil-cooler lines but that there was no "recall" notice and that there was nothing that he could or would do.

I believe that something should be done to correct this situation.


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