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#3592091 - 01/07/15 10:24 PM How a car without oil sounds like
Darwin1138 Offline

Registered: 01/07/14
Posts: 403
Loc: Slimy Mudhole
Too boring to see it all trough, but just listen at 2:10 when the car has oil and at 11:18 when he thinks it is wise to run the engine without oil.

0W-20 or death!

#3592101 - 01/07/15 10:33 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
Throt Offline

Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 906
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
This made me yell at my computer. What an idiot.
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'17 Elantra, 2.0L, 21,000, QS Ult. 0w20 w/ FU, hers (lease)

#3592113 - 01/07/15 10:38 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
WiskyBadger Offline

Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 1648
Loc: Wisconsin
"sounds like it needs oil" what a [censored]
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#3592114 - 01/07/15 10:39 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
gregk24 Online   content

Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5603
Loc: FL, USA
Please people who don't know better, do not run you engine without oil! Wow!
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53,xxx miles
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#3592121 - 01/07/15 10:42 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
Kuato Offline

Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Hmm he must hate the car. What a dumbkopf
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#3592132 - 01/07/15 10:52 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
bvance554 Offline

Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 2191
Loc: VA
At least he cleaned the old oil off the dipstick.

#3592154 - 01/07/15 11:18 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
Dufus2 Offline

Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 275
Loc: Virginia
How to "Prolong" your engine with messed up philosophy. I do believe the dirt on the oil cap does more harm than running the engine after the oil was drained LMAO
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#3592156 - 01/07/15 11:21 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
Artem Offline

Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5117
Loc: Florida
First off, why is does it look like the engine compartment was exposed to a week of dust from an erupting volcano? It's GRAY as sand in there! WOW.

and second, I can't believe that Mercedes didn't design a way to keep that engine cover up, for checking the oil, etc. He has to ghetto rig it just to keep the "hood" up ON A MERCEDES-BENZ designed car?!?! What the [censored]?!?!?!?!
2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart.

#3592160 - 01/07/15 11:29 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
joegreen Offline

Registered: 03/10/13
Posts: 761
Loc: NY
meh, I heard those engines only last 50,000 anyway. It might be ok to run a lawn mower without oil for a minute but not a pressurised system.

Edited by joegreen (01/07/15 11:30 PM)
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#3592161 - 01/07/15 11:30 PM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
crazyoildude Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 9808
Loc: New Jersey
great job i have a friend that told me oil is over rated anyway. lol i wonder if his dealer saw this video with his plate and will give him warranty issues when his bearings fail. This guy must make lots of bad choices first one buying that car.
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#3592199 - 01/08/15 01:34 AM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
Dyusik Offline

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1984
Loc: US-WA
Meh...not smart but not all that much damage I imagine. Buddy of mine jad a cherokee (4.0) and said he raped it until doors fell off. When it was time to scrap he drained all fluid oil and coolant and all, started it and threw a brick on the gas. The thing hummed at redline for 19 or so minutes before seizing. crush
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#3592234 - 01/08/15 03:22 AM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
901Memphis Offline

Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12893
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Can't believe what I was watching.
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#3592239 - 01/08/15 03:34 AM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Dyusik]
d00df00d Online   content

Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11213
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: Dyusik
Meh...not smart but not all that much damage I imagine.


Still a dumb idea because there was nothing to be gained. Out of a 3.5-quart sump, dude could have put 3 in, then moved the car off the ramps, and then topped it off.
2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
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#3592258 - 01/08/15 04:22 AM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
montero1 Offline

Registered: 01/26/06
Posts: 976
Loc: Md, USA
Why all of a sudden do I have the urge to punch someone, or set something on fire?
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#3592261 - 01/08/15 04:46 AM Re: How a car without oil sounds like [Re: Darwin1138]
dnewton3 Offline

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7392
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Several thoughts ....

1) Wow ...
2) Moron ...
3) Will probably try to make a warranty claim some day either to the OEM or the lube maker for some engine failure issue
4) I'd never want to have to work on a Smart-Car; talk about a cramped space
5) He probably needs to start his own website; Robertisnottheoildude ... (The anti-bob; the prince of dark oils, as it were)
6) Makes me wonder how he checks for obstructions in the barrel of his shotgun, or tests for live voltage in his panel box ...
7 Did I mention Moron?

Genearlly, over the life of his vehicle (say 150,000 mi) he may do this 30 or less times. I actually suspect it won't really harm much as the tribochemical barrier is still intact even with the oil gone, at least not to a point where he'd know the difference because he's probably not into UOAs, as it were.

But it's just not good "policy" and we all know it.

Edited by dnewton3 (01/08/15 02:35 PM)
The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money

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