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I screwed up

Well after having not realized that I had an oil leak, i ran my car dry and the engine in about 20 min had gone from running great to low power to not at all. Did I totally fry my engine? is there someway i can put oil in it and get it to turn over again? I just bought this engine not more than 4 months ago. Boy did I screw up.
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Probably the bearings are toast along with other stuff so its metal to metal contact.
Did you fry the engine? yep.

Take it apart to find out.
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Ouch!!!! Time to invest in an oil pressure gauge. If your engine isn't turning freely then it's toast. If it is turning freely at very best you have just put a lot of extra wear on that engine. I'm guessing that it is time to call your engine builder.

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OUCH is right, I think I'm going to have to rebuild it, but i put oil in it and am going to try to get it to turn over later today
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OUCH is right, I think I'm going to have to rebuild it, but i put oil in it and am going to try to get it to turn over later today
Just be careful. If anything siezes up you may have an extra and unwanted hole in your engine case. Not that it ever happened to one of my Sciroccos when I was younger or anything.

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OUCH is right, I think I'm going to have to rebuild it, but i put oil in it and am going to try to get it to turn over later today
I'd only do that if I had an extra engine standing by. If it up and died on you, chances are you fried the bearings and probably have siezed the motor. Trying to force it to turn over, may break something that might otherwise be salvagable.

Is the motor toast? 99% Yes. But not all of it is neccessarilly trash. A lot might still be reusable.

Major Bummer, but it doesn't sound good. Even if you had caught it when it was starting to loose power, it wouldn't have been good.

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You most certainly put allot of extra wear on the motor but if it didn't actually lock up on you, you may be surprised by the fact that after it cools and you add new oil, it may start right up and run. You may need to re-check to torque on a few bolts thought..he he.
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I would be worried too. But, I had a similar situation that turned out not to be so bad.

When I was 16, I tuned up my sisters VW Bug. When I started up the engine and ran it for about 5 minutes --- it suddenly came to a screaching halt. I quickly noticed that the 5 brand new quarts of oil were sitting behind the car - Holy Sh$%!

I put the oil in and started praying. The engine started up and ran fine. My sister left for LA that night and I hoped that everything went well (of course, I didn't tell her). She drove the car for around 5 years and never had any problems.

Now I know a type I and a type IV are different but you never know, maybe your engine will keep running - at least until you can fix it up/

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Change the oil....check what's left for debris...if there is not alot...

fire it up and check the compression and leak down....
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Re: I screwed up

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Did I totally fry my engine?
BTDT ...

funny thing is, as long as you drive it, it'll still turn/run. as soon as you shut it off, it freezes ...

not gud my friend!
keep us posted and, post pics of the carnage.

we love pics!
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