Can Engine Oil Ruin an Engine le Frame?
My bmws oil filter gasket is broken and leaking oil on the engine and on partially the frame. I don’t have time right now, or money to fix it. Is engine oil even acidic enough to ruin an engine or frame?
- M.Lv 74 weeks ago
The oil on the frame is not the problem.
The engine oil being outside of the oil pan is the problem.
Don't waste time.
Just repair it!
-Engine overhaul mechanic and general automotive mechanic since 1972
- John AldenLv 74 weeks ago
No, it just makes a mess.
- Trump 2020Lv 74 weeks ago
5 dollars or less for a oil filter at Walmart, and 5 minutes to screw it on. Are you THAT busy or broke?
- thebax2006Lv 74 weeks ago
You won't have to worry about the frame. A leaking oil filter will cause the motor to seize up so you better find time to get it fixed immediately!Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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- JetDocLv 74 weeks ago
Engine oil is a lubricant, NOT an acid.
- don rLv 74 weeks ago
The oil won't hurt the car frame. However, the high pressure at the gasket will let a lot of oil spew out while the engine runs. Replace the filter asap. It takes less time than replacing an engine.
- glcangLv 74 weeks ago
No, in fact used oil is sometimes sprayed on chassis’ to prevent rust.
- 4 weeks ago
it shouldn't affect the frame