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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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I changed the oil in my car the other day and left the O-Ring from the old oil filter on the car. I started it and ran it no more than 10 seconds (I was watching the gauge, waiting for it to come up) before I shut it down.


The next ten minutes were spent cussing, worrying, and cleaning up 5 quarts of oil from the driveway!

I pulled the filter off (with both O-rings), put a new one on, and filled it up with oil. Everything seems to be okay, BUT..

I have some valve train noise on the drivers side, sounds like it is coming from #5.

I had just adjusted the valve lash because of the same thing, on the same valve (intake #5).

I am beginning to think I have a bad lifter...

Any input would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 09:15 PM
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I had an old cartridge type MGB. THe iron dome that bolts thru the center and seals on it's rim in a recess with multiple orings if the previos owner was lame. I've seen more than one and was lucky I used a pick to check the groove. One thing I've done with the chevy is gone with the larger oil filter than called for. It's about twice as big. Something like PZ 5 I believe. Oh well. Thanks for reminding me I'm not wasting my time double checking doing things.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 03, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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More problems to add....

The car is now running rough when it warms up.

Oil pressure moves around and tends to get lower as the rpms increase (2500rpm=40psi, but 3000rpm=30psi).

The car is running about 10-15 degrees hotter than normal.

Any help would be appreciated!!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 03, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Someone suggested the oil pump may be going out...anyone have an opinion?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 03, 05:50 PM
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Maybe the cam lobe went flat.The lifter noise and the rough idle is one sign.If you rev it up(when in park) does it backfire through the exhaust or the carb? That would be another clue.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 03, 05:38 AM
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I have a real hard time believing that you actually damaged your engine from running it for 10 seconds with out oil pressure. I would tend to think the problem was there before the oil change. The noise could have been masked by oil pressure. The wiped cam theory sounds the most probable. It usually takes a while for an engine to eat a cam unless it wasn't broken in properly. After an oil change there should be enough residual oil to prevent damage for several minutes. A dial indicator on the suspect cylinder would tell you for sure. Back fire on sudden excelleration is usually a tell tail sign (as said before)
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