2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2.7 from Australia and New Zealand
Was the best car I have ever owned until now
The car had been going beautifully, but, we were cruising along the highway and the coolant light came on. We put in 2 litres of water and then drove 60 km home.
Next morning there was oil all over the left side of the engine, and oil in the coolant, although the temperature gauge and oil gauge were showing normal.
Next morning, started it up and it had a knock in the motor. At this stage we don't know where the problem is, seems to be more at the top of the motor not down below. Any suggestions? Why didn't the oil or temperature gauge change?
It has had every service, has never used oil or water in the time we have had it, it towed our caravan beautifully, and have never had any trouble until now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2010
3rd May 2010, 12:14
Off hand sounds like a head gasket problem. The water in the oil is probably your biggest concern. Water in the crankcase means that your lubrication has been compromised, and likely the bearings and what they are designed to protect are either damaged or destroyed. I wouldn't be driving it in the state it's in. Likely needs a engine overhaul, new engine, or swapping in a known good used engine.