What are the signs of a blown engine?

What are the signs of a blown engine?

If you’ve ever had to put your car in the garage for repairs, you know that it can be a hassle. Suddenly, all your plans for the weekend are cancelled, and you have to deal with long lines at the mechanic. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the signs of a blown engine so that you don’t end up in that situation. In this blog post, we will explore the six most common signs that your engine is about to go out. Armed with this knowledge, you can make sure to get your car fixed as soon as possible.

Causes of a Blown Engine

There are a few key symptoms of a blown engine, and oftentimes it’s easy to determine that one is blowing. Coughing, black smoke from the exhaust, and an inability to start can all be evidence that an engine is going kaput. Other indicators might be abnormal noises coming from the engine or decreased fuel economy. If any of these signs are present and the driver isn’t sure if the engine is just misfiring, they should take their car into a mechanic for a more in-depth inspection.

How to Diagnose a Blown Engine

If you’re driving and hear a loud noise from the engine, stop the car as soon as possible. Check your engine’s oil level and temperature, then get out and check for any leaks. Get a mechanic to check the engine for mechanical problems. If all of these checks come back okay, the engine may have blown. Signs that your engine may have blown include smoking or no smoke coming from the exhaust, excessive oil consumption, rough running or lack of power, and a decrease in gas mileage.

What to Do If Your Engine Blows

If you are driving a car and notice that the engine is not as powerful as it used to be, or if the car starts having trouble accelerating, there may be a blown engine. There are a number of signs that your engine has blown, so it is important to take action if you notice any of them. If your engine does blow, don’t attempt to fix it yourself; call a mechanic. Here are some of the most common signs that your engine might have blown:

1. The car feels weak or slow when driving.

2. The car does not seem to accelerate as quickly as before.

3. The car makes an unusual noise when driving (for example, it seems like the engine is trying to stall).

4. The oil level in the car decreases suddenly.

5. The car has a “check engine” light on.

If any of these signs are present, it is important to take action and get a mechanic to look at your engine.


If you’re experiencing any of the following signs, it might be time to have your engine inspected: rough idle, no power, poor fuel economy, lack of acceleration. If you notice any of these problems, don’t wait to get your car checked out, it could potentially be something as simple as a blown engine.

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