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The oil light came on, i got oil, put it in and accidently dropped the oil cap down below the engine. heres where i ****ed up- i temporarily plugged the uncapped oil hole with a sock and the sock got sucked into it
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lol feel kinda sorry for him.. but he doesnt seem to realize that he cant just get away with an oil change, because if the oil light came on in the first place, probably means something is wrong, other than the whole sock thing
Originally Posted by c1apton
I keep forgetting that - I have a great memory but it doesn't last long
or if i really couldnt find the cap, and all else fails, i would drive home with it off (depending on how far away it was)
On my old Mercedes the oil cap came off while i was driving, i dunno how long i went before i noticed. But i was sitting at a light bout just over a kilometer before i was to jump onto the Trans-Canada highway, and i noticed steam/white smoke coming out from under the hood just by the right pass head light. So i pull over to check it out, i poped the hood and the was oil EVERYWERE. i mean everywere, everything was coated in a thin layer of black oil. i was so pissed off. It would not have been good to drive it any farther than i did.
^^ fortunatley yes, but i had to pay a guy like $70 to completley power wash the engine bay. It sucked so much. Cost in the end: $70 for powerwash, $90 for towing, $20 for more oil. Total: $180 for $10 oil cap.
That poor guys story is sad but nothing to take lightly - at least he tried something. We had a customer(when I worked for BMW) in the Tampa area that had left her oil cap off after adding a quart - the spray from the opening blew back across the engine, into the hood liner then onto exhaust manifold which inturn proceeded to burn everything from the firewall forward. It melted everything that wasn't metal. Luckily BMW electric fuel pumps shut off when engine quits or she might not be around to tell the story. Car had 16k on it and it sat at Tampa dealer for over a month before Ins. co took it. The guys there covered it with car cover - they couldn't bare looking at it yet smelling it