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Old 07-23-2012, 02:44 PM
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Truck drained on oil while running... What to check?

So I had my oil changed at the dealer last week and just backed in, and discovered my oil plug in the middle of the street and all 17 quarts of oil all over the road. I got the engine shut off before it finished draining or siezed, and the dealer is on the way with a wrecker to take it back and fix it. What specific things should I have them check for in the way of possible engine damage?
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:25 PM
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Oil pressure for a start, then you might have the next fill of oil tested after a few thousand miles for metals. Blackstone Labs is one of the popular test sites.
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That should tell you if there was any damage done.
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First thing is the truck had to shut down before it was empty , because no oil no fireing of the injectors . Once it got low enough it will shut down but not be dry . Meaning you can not burn these motors up like you can a gasser . Fill it up and go , and do the oil changes yourself that way you know it is done right.
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This has got to be a joke right?!?

I would expect free oil changes for life of the vehicle.
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First thing is the truck had to shut down before it was empty , because no oil no fireing of the injectors . Once it got low enough it will shut down but not be dry . Meaning you can not burn these motors up like you can a gasser . Fill it up and go , and do the oil changes yourself that way you know it is done right.
I agreed ^^^^ I would ask for my money back
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:04 PM
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Big time apology from the dealer, free hat, oil changed while you watch.
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Yikes! Another reason to add a Fumoto valve and change your own oil. That sucks man, I hope that dealer looks after you and gives you some kind of mileage warranty or service discount for your pickup.
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Dealer paid for a 75 mile tow to get it back into their dealership, refilled the oil, checked it out and said it looked good, and also gave me a couple other parts (including installation) that I had been wanting... Offered to pay cleaning bills to have my driveway cleaned from the oil, and offered anything else I wanted.

Unfortunately I'm moving 2000 miles across the country in 9 days, so getting a lifetime service deal or warranty from them is kinda pointless.

Overall I was really pleased with their service and their willingness to make it right. They also topped off my tank (about half a tank) of diesel to pay for my drive home. The initial oil change was free cause it was part of their regular service before they sold me the truck (I actually bought it off the lot before they had a chance to service it, so I had to take it back two days after I bought it for the service, which is when this happened). So thankfully nothing lost except a few hours of my time this afternoon!
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Dealer paid for a 75 mile tow to get it back into their dealership, refilled the oil, checked it out and said it looked good, and also gave me a couple other parts (including installation) that I had been wanting... Offered to pay cleaning bills to have my driveway cleaned from the oil, and offered anything else I wanted.

Unfortunately I'm moving 2000 miles across the country in 9 days, so getting a lifetime service deal or warranty from them is kinda pointless.

Overall I was really pleased with their service and their willingness to make it right. They also topped off my tank (about half a tank) of diesel to pay for my drive home. The initial oil change was free cause it was part of their regular service before they sold me the truck (I actually bought it off the lot before they had a chance to service it, so I had to take it back two days after I bought it for the service, which is when this happened). So thankfully nothing lost except a few hours of my time this afternoon!
It seems like you handled this situation very well, in return the dealer took care of you too.

I'm sure that's all you lost a few hours.

May I ask why drive 75 miles to have the truck serviced?

Imagine the look on the techs face that changed your oil...
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At least they owned up to it. I had a tire store forget to tighten my lug nuts once on a 1969 Cutlass, when I came back a few minutes later the mechanic insisted he tightened them and suggested that someone must have loosened them, they were just started on the studs.
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May I ask why drive 75 miles to have the truck serviced?
Normally I do my own oil service...but I just bought this truck two weeks ago and it was the dealer where I bought it. Did it for free as part of their normal service on a truck before they sell it. I'll be doing my own service again in the future, for sure!
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Offered to pay cleaning bills to have my driveway cleaned from the oil, and offered anything else I wanted.

Overall I was really pleased with their service and their willingness to make it right.
Have you ever had an environmental clean up bill? They will bend over backwards to offer you anything you need. They do not want you to report them to the EPA!!!!!!!!!!!

This day and age, they do not want any outside folks involved. The bill is enormous, not only that, but it will go on their business record as having an environmental issue.

I'm not telling you to use this against them at all. Just saying there are folks who would have called the authorities on this situation.

How do I know this? Don't break open your radiator where there might be a concerned environmentalist around, I did.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:37 PM
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Oh trust me, I know all about enviro cleanup and EPA crap! I'm certified in HazMat and developed a 400 page EPA requirements document for a college I used to work for!

I just called my local fire department (which I used to work for) and we used a combination of oil dry and sand from the street department to soak it up. Enviro issue avoided!
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Oh trust me, I know all about enviro cleanup and EPA crap! I'm certified in HazMat and developed a 400 page EPA requirements document for a college I used to work for!

I just called my local fire department (which I used to work for) and we used a combination of oil dry and sand from the street department to soak it up. Enviro issue avoided!
Well, that is good. I'm sure the fire department will post this event where they need too.
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Normally I do my own oil service...but I just bought this truck two weeks ago and it was the dealer where I bought it. Did it for free as part of their normal service on a truck before they sell it. I'll be doing my own service again in the future, for sure!
Even more reason to pull an oil sample. Checking for excessive fuel, coolant or metals would let you know if you got a "winner" or if you need to start planning for some TLC.

Preventative maintenance is always cheaper than failure maintenance!
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