So the last two days have been me outside working on installing my turbo kit. Part of this involved tapping the oil pan. So... I drain my oil. So far so good, right?
Well... I got so gung ho about finishing, and fire the car up. I let it idle for about 25 seconds before realizing that I'm a fucktard and forgot to put new oil in.
So... filled er up and so far so good. Doesn't seem like there was any damage. But I'll never really know I guess. Car runs (for now)... Lucky, I oil dumped the oil from the pan. I didn't change the filter since it's only been 1000kms. Hopefully that quart or so that was in there was enough to keep things lubricated.
What are the possible long term effects of running and engine without oil for 25-35 seconds?
Ya, ya go ahead make fun of me. I'm not usually one to do something this stupid. But I guess we all have our times.
Hopefully you flushed out the pan before you put oil back in. You should be fine.
Have a great day,
Ya, I did. With oil and brake clean. The reason I left the old filter in as well is because I am only going to run this oil for a day or two then flush again. And it should be good. I also used grease on the drill bit to catch as much of the filings as I could.
I am a big virgin.
Originally Posted by wayne_curr
My bearings are toast after just cranking the engine over a bunch with fuel in the oil. Good luck.
So is that what happened? So since you need a new engine, wanna sell me your top? lol...
Originally Posted by hustler
Put this in the list of mistakes you'll never make again. Sometimes this is how we learn.
A shitty way to learn... but you're right. Car is going for dyno tuning next week. So if it lasts through that, I think all will be fine.