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Just had a mechanic change oil. let it idle and drove two miles then heard clanking. oil pressure was 0. shut it off right away. oil leaked out around oil filter. changed filter and put oil in it and sounds okay. think there was any damage? what signs should i look for? mechanic said it looked okay and said his insurance would cover it, but i figure if it did damage it would pop up a long time from now or decrease the life of engine. any suggestions? i do have a chrysler service plan so will take it in and get it checked out. only problem is they might not cover damage because mechanic was not at dealership and i don't trust mechanic now to do any further work...
 

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definetlly get it checked out jmho
 

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You may want a compression test done on the cylinders. Next oil change pull an oil sample and send to a lab (Most heavy duty mech shops can help you with this). Most likely you're fine, because you didn't go far and shut the motor off right away. My best guess, it probably was the lifters running dry making the noise.

Good luck
 

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Just had a mechanic change oil. let it idle and drove two miles then heard clanking. oil pressure was 0. shut it off right away. oil leaked out around oil filter. changed filter and put oil in it and sounds okay. think there was any damage? what signs should i look for? mechanic said it looked okay and said his insurance would cover it, but i figure if it did damage it would pop up a long time from now or decrease the life of engine. any suggestions? i do have a chrysler service plan so will take it in and get it checked out. only problem is they might not cover damage because mechanic was not at dealership and i don't trust mechanic now to do any further work...

Uhhh, I had a similar issue in my 350 Chevy except it was my cooler lines that were left disconnected as I ran down the road for a test drive. I shut it down before any knocking because I saw a smoke trail out in my rear view. After a month of trouble and finally a tear down, scarred main bearings were discovered. :doh:

I guess I'm saying even though it was a short couple miles you could still have damage. Hopefully you don't.
 

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I can't see how you wouldn't have caused rod and main bearing wear/damage at least. I'd ask for the shop to at least drop the oil pan and check the main/rod bearings.
 

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hopefully you will be fine, definitly get an oil sample test done. I had a filter seal blow out in a 351 a couple years ago and blow all my oil out. Only drove the truck a few miles and it didnt hurt anything. Good luck.
 

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I can't see how you wouldn't have caused rod and main bearing wear/damage at least. I'd ask for the shop to at least drop the oil pan and check the main/rod bearings.
I agree 100 percent.
 

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Same thing happened to my roomate. He had his oil changed in his 04' CTD and left a trail of oil down the road. His wife called him and told him the truck was leaking and to turn around asap. Turns out there was a bad batch of oil filter seals that went to a bunch of those 10 min oil change places....Moral of the story...USE FLEETGUARD FILTERS!!!
 

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Not to scare you, BUT....

If you HEARD clanking over the normal engine sound the oil was gone well before you HEARD anything. It doesn't take much to wipe out a bearing, or at least start to.

Only you know how long it ran without oil so you need to be the judge. I would make him pay to have it torn down and looked at. It may be fine now, but what about in 10,000 miles when the bearing that got wiped out gets worse, starts losing oil pressure, dries up and spits out. ???

Don't take it in the shorts for someone else's mistake.

My .02

David
 

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is a $10,000 engine worth feeling sorry for a "former" mechanic?

no.

good luck getting him to pay for a bearing crank check. diesel kept the rings lubed enough. crank is probably not damaged yet, just scored/scorched the bearings surface. have a diesel shop check all rods and mains
 

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Check the bearings ASAP. Even if it sounds fine now it could have easily scored the bearings and you are asking for trouble down the road.
 

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Nevermind. Drove it down the road aways and started knocking and shaking. shut er down and called a tow truck. should get a new engine or fixed.
 

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Nevermind. Drove it down the road aways and started knocking and shaking. shut er down and called a tow truck. should get a new engine or fixed.
Well it is better that it happened now instead of 10,000 miles down the road.

Good luck!!

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Sorry to hear. Be vigilant in getting a good replacement!!! This isn't your fault and you may have a fight ahead of you. Start sorting out all of your service records because that's the first thing they are going want from you!!

Keep us posted
 

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I would demand a Cummins certified remanufactured engine.
 

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Subscribing; keep us posted.
 

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Oh boy Not gonna be fun.Best of luck :thumbsup:
 

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hope the insurance company gives you a truck to drive while you wait. hope it turns out good for you
 

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Good luck with what lies ahead getting your truck back up and running. What year truck and how many miles on it?
 

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Subscribing...I used to take mine to dealership because every 4th change was free but last time they forgot about my truck being there and never changed it so I figured I couldn't trust them. Much easier to do it yourself and know what is going into it....(Not cheap recycled oil.) I hope it turns out alright but the first sign of a fight you might want to get an attourney. I wish you the best.
 
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