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Ok I changed my oil last night and I started the truck and it was tapping like crazy. I started looking all around and then I noticed a huge puddle of oil under it. I immediatly shut it down, it ran for about a minute and it dumped all 5 quarts on the floor. I took the filter off and it seemed a little to tight. SO I was sitting beside the truck and noticed an oil filter gasket lieing in the oil. I guess I never noticed that the old gasket was stuck on. I always check but 1 time I don't I screw everything up. Typical of the way things have been going lately.
I put a new filter and oil in it and it tapped for 5 seconds then ran fine except for some smoking from the oil that poured onto the exhaust. The pressure is running between half and 3/4. It usually ran a hair under 3\4 and I know it's a dummy gauge but it eases the mind a little.
Anyone think I did any permenant damage?

At least I know my oil pumps works since it dumped all 5 quarts in under a minute! HA!HA!
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you'll know sooner or later if there was permanent damage..

i dont think there's a for sure way to tell.. it prolly knocked for a few seconds the second time cause the oil pump was dry so it had to reprime.
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i would definatly not tell anyone if i did that. lol

but i doubt it messed anything up. you never know though. hope ya didnt
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well atleast you werent like the other guy i heard of he drained the oil out of his car then he got distracted and went back to his car an hour or 2 later so he started his car warm up the oil again forgetting he has already drained it and he locked his motor up in about 30 seconds
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man i did the exact same thing to my truck a while back it was pretty embarrassing. But it didn't do any damage at all. i noticed a sprinkler like sound and shut it off when my oil pressure light popped on
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It wasn't ideal for it but you'll probably be all right. In my opinion motors are tough and i'm amazed people blow them up. I saw one guy beat a cam into place during a cam swap cause it wouldn't go in. That motors still running. On my Camaro the timing chain gear on the cam came lose and started putting metal shavings into the motor like crazy. The cam button fell out and the timing was changing all the time. When I had it apart for a cam/spring swap I found the gear was lose. I put it back right and ran it. The motor ran for many more thousands of miles and WOT's until I got the opportunity to pull it out. The bearings weren't in great shape but they were decent, and I found out I had a few bent valves too. To me its tough to blow a motor.
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I used to work at a Toyota dealership and some of the lube techs would do this every now and then. Sometimes leave the oil filter off. Ive seen some one drive out the shop without a oil filter before and leave a line of oil all the way to the bay door. No one has ever come back for problems though. I think youll be alright.
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I used to work at a Toyota dealership and some of the lube techs would do this every now and then. Sometimes leave the oil filter off. Ive seen some one drive out the shop without a oil filter before and leave a line of oil all the way to the bay door. No one has ever come back for problems though. I think youll be alright.
LOL my buddy worked at Walmart in the oil change/tire service during college. He would always tell me about someone at work starting up a car without oil/filter/plug in place. I remember he needed his oil changed and Walmart won't allow you to work on your own vehicle and he didn't trust his fellow employees work enough to let them do it.
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well atleast you werent like the other guy i heard of he drained the oil out of his car then he got distracted and went back to his car an hour or 2 later so he started his car warm up the oil again forgetting he has already drained it and he locked his motor up in about 30 seconds
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LOL my buddy worked at Walmart in the oil change/tire service during college. He would always tell me about someone at work starting up a car without oil/filter/plug in place. I remember he needed his oil changed and Walmart won't allow you to work on your own vehicle and he didn't trust his fellow employees work enough to let them do it.


I've heard too many stories of shops and dealerships calling a customer after they picked up the car and saying "pull over and turn your car off now!" haha

I hope i never do that ****, i make sure to put oil back in a car before i do ANYTHING else.
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Haha, working in dealerships def. opened my eyes to what goes on "behind" the doors. Im the only one that works on my truck or other people i know and trust.
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Should be fine, you get air pockets/dry spots in the oil passages anyway when changing oil. At idle there isn't enough usually enough heat/friction to do much damage with a couple seconds of oil starvation.
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I didn't think I did any damage either but I wanted to hear it from someone else. I just feel like an idiot. Ruined my good RF t-shirt while doing it too. Rolling around in 5 qts of oil on a creeper flings it around good.
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I luckily checked mine the other day when i was changing it and the gasket was still on there.
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man i did the exact same thing to my truck a while back it was pretty embarrassing. But it didn't do any damage at all. i noticed a sprinkler like sound and shut it off when my oil pressure light popped on
This is the exact sound it made, the tick,tick,tick,tick,tick,tick. It would do it for a few seconds and stop then start up again until I noticed the puddle. I've had kitty litter trying to dry up a 3' by 4' stain on my gargae floor since Tuesday night. By Thursday morning it should be clean. The truck has been running good since the "incident" and there seems to be no ill effects. From now on checking for the ring is on my checklist when I change the oil. I always wiped the area but now I will double and triple check.
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I did that to my old explorer once.

I felt real stupid while I was cleaning up the oil spill, since my brother had shown up by that point and started heckling me about it.
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