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Old 07-28-2020, 04:26 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
That is great. Picture does not display though. A question for anyone: how much damage might I cause if I run a Honda engine from cold, at idle, for about 20 seconds, without any oil. I was in the middle of an oil change and got distracted. While it ran it had a hunting idle below normal--between maybe 1200 and 1700, but I remember seeing a moment of almost stable ~1400 RPMs maybe once maybe twice just before I realized the mistake and turned it off. THOUGHTS?
Not good, but you didn’t drive it to the parts store for oil/filter...after draining the oil like one customer of mine did once. Probably ok, might be worth a quick compression test.

I changed the alternator on my Civic. A bit more of a bear to maneuver in and out than it should have been, but it’s all good now. It wasn’t charging over about 3300rpm, so I knew the day was coming when it would fail...and it did. The upshot is that I got an excuse to bang the rev limiter a couple of times to verify the fix and still got 32.x mpg when I got home. Sweet little revver that D16 engine, but fast it is not.

'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17
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