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no oil #938725
05/13/18 07:45 PM
05/13/18 07:45 PM
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los angeles ca.
eddie2004 Offline OP
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well stupid me, put oil in my car forgot to put cap back on drove it for 15 min check engine light came on started to idle little rough, now when i try to accelerate does not have same power but eventually speed will reach 80 mph, no knocking no signs of water on oil dipstick rpm @ idle as before 700 rpm, oil sprayed all under hood all left side of engine covered with film of oil, any ideas on what kind of damage i did .

Re: no oil [Re: eddie2004] #938730
05/13/18 08:24 PM
05/13/18 08:24 PM
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Unless you loaded the engine quite hard (steep grade, trailer, fast acceleration, etc) it's unlikely you did any damage, as long as you stopped as soon as the CEL came on. Engines will generally run a long time at low load with minimal oil.

Did oil spray saturate your air filter, reducing air to the engine?


Re: no oil [Re: CabinConnection] #938737
05/13/18 09:19 PM
05/13/18 09:19 PM
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los angeles ca.
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after i pulled to a gas station put 3 qts of oil started car continued to run car 300 miles with avg 60 mpg up down freeways,did not want to leave car middle of nowhere so i took chance driving it, when i got home is when i checked oil dipstick no signs of coolant, idle was normal no overheating, why would it be lacking power upon acceleration with cel on & mild idling problems

Re: no oil [Re: eddie2004] #938742
05/13/18 11:04 PM
05/13/18 11:04 PM
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I think some cars go into a "safe mode" (aka limp mode) under certain conditions. Maybe yours?

Re: no oil [Re: eddie2004] #938756
05/14/18 02:54 AM
05/14/18 02:54 AM
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First thing I would want to know is the code for the CEL. There are some very inexpensive scanners or I think Autozone pulls the code for free.

Re: no oil [Re: Vroom] #938763
05/14/18 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted By Vroom
First thing I would want to know is the code for the CEL.

Agree.

Re: no oil [Re: eddie2004] #938766
05/14/18 12:24 PM
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Cab has asked, I did not see a reply:
Did oil spray saturate your air filter?

Lack of air might cause your issue.

If enough oil got in, your plugs might need a cleaning and/or replacement.

HTH...good luck...notnew...


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Re: no oil [Re: notnew2diy] #938845
05/16/18 05:27 AM
05/16/18 05:27 AM
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checked filter no oil at all, mechanic told me engine is fried, what is the criteria to deem an engine no good, when i left car @ shop within 90 min they made their determination that seems fast to me hence the question criteria to deem engine toast, so the will replace engine with 1 year warranty & install for $2,000

Re: no oil [Re: eddie2004] #938850
05/16/18 11:19 AM
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Leak-down and compression tests for confirming cylinder/piston ring integrity; and checking for exhaust gas in the coolant, and oil/coolant mixing to confirm block/head condition are all common ways.

I'd get another mechanic to look at it.

Did you have your CEL code(s) read?

How did your guy determine the engine was toast?

Re: no oil [Re: eddie2004] #939257
05/22/18 04:55 AM
05/22/18 04:55 AM
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Well on to my other car 1999 chrysler 300m, where is the fuse located for the seat heaters just had new elements replaced both seats approx 1 yr ago now they dont work switches have no illumination, looked in the web for location but am getting different answers & my owners manual makes no mention about seat heater fuses.


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