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Q: Slung rod into oil pan.

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Heard a 'pop' under the engine, and when I tried to check the oil I couldn't get the oil stick to go in.

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in. It’s hard...

Hi there, thanks for writing in.

It’s hard to decipher exactly what the issue is with your car using the information given. If your engine truly had a damaged connecting rod in the oil pan, then the engine will likely need to be completely replaced. Though before we jump to conclusions, I would suggest having a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose the engine noise for you.

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