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?

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  • M.
    Lv 7
    4 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

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, it just makes a mess.

  • 4 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?

  • 4 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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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Engine oil is a lubricant, NOT an acid.

  • don r
    Lv 7
    4 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.

    • falconry2
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Indeed, it isn't the oil leaking that is an issue it's spraying all over and then your engine bearing are starved out and fail. Fix the dang gasket ASAP. 

  • glcang
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No, in fact used oil is sometimes sprayed on chassis’ to prevent rust. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    it shouldn't affect the frame

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