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Jan 27, 2017, 12:09 PM

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My drain cap wasn't tightened after an oil change and fell off while driving. The oil light came on and the engine cut off within seconds. There was no smoke, no noise, nothing. The mechanic to whom it was towed says the engine is finished; my mechanic friend agrees. The oil change place accepts it's their fault, but claims the car is fine. They primed the oil pump, inspected the cams, bearings, looked under the valve cover, but did not dismantle the engine to check the pistons and cylinders. They say they drove it 25 miles with no problem. Could they be telling the truth?

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Jan 27, 2017, 12:37 PM

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see an attorney -

Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 27, 2017, 3:39 PM

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At least ask and document this to every detail. Engine quit from sudden lack of any oil can't have ZERO problems. IMO a super high chance something will come up soon to prove it.

An atty would probably suggest you get a total non involved check that REALLY checks not just that bull you stated they did. Cover your butt now - not a good scene,


Hammer Time
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Jan 27, 2017, 4:46 PM

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No, they are not telling the truth. That episode did severe internal damage to the engine, even if it does still run.


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