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Old 07-28-2020, 04:44 PM   #176 (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?
Probably fine. Usually enough oil film left to keep parts moving for a bit. Project farm did a video of engines with no oil. They lasted quite awhile (~20 mins).

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