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Old 07-29-2020, 03:52 AM   #177 (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?
In addition to what Matt says, I think you might have been lucky it was just for 20 seconds. There will still be some oil left on the walls or in cracks, you are still a 'long' time away of burning it all. So it is not that the engine was completely dry.
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