I bought a 2006 Corolla with 200,000 kilometers on lt. The seller volunteered how he religiously changed the oil every 4,000 kilometers.
The oil was clean, and i drove it about 2,000 kilometers then changed the oil and filter.
After about 100 kilometers at freeway speed the engine died. The mechanic said it threw a rod because the oil had never been changed. The innards of the engine was coated with one half inch of burnt oil. Repair will cost $1,000 USD.
I guess the recent oil change freed up the sludge. And caused the malfunction.
I live in a small town, and the seller is my friend’s neighbor.
I realize caveat emperor, but would like the seller to know what happened. If only that he would avoid misrepresentation in the future. Or should I just move on.
What say yee?