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Old 03-29-2011, 09:43 AM
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Need HELP!!! Started without Oil.

Okay, I had my oil changed and the dumb butts didn't put the plug back in. It is an 04 F250 6.0L with 105,000 miles. Of course since it needs oil pressure to start, it would only run rough like it was going to start for about a second or two then die. It took them about 4 attempts to realize they didn't have the plug in. Then, they tried to start it for over 30 minutes before they got it started after filling up the oil. This was 10 days ago. Now my truck is at the Ford House and the FICM is out for starters, not sure what else until they clear that problem. Could the attempted starts for over 30 minutes first without oil, then with oil have caused the FICM to burn out and could it cause other problems in the future? Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:46 AM
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I am by no means an expert but I can't help but think that there would be even more damage. I could be wrong though.
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How 'bout some add'l info on the FICM. Did it go bad during this adventure? How was that determined? Most importantly did you document the problem on the receipt from the oil change place?

I would be sure to have them eat the cost of repairs. If the truck didn't run the chances are very good that your bearings are still ok.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:54 AM
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That engine could run alot longer than that without oil and not hurt it. We have tested many deisels including international, cat,, DD and cummings by running them without oil for 30 minutes, then putting oil back in and keep on driving.
I cannot see any relation between the two unless we are not getting all the info. Like they cranked on it untill the batteries went dead then they put a charger on it. I have fried a couple of cars by doing that...
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:44 PM
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i just want to add my experience i wrecked a turbo when a 6.0 pissed out all its oil because of a cracked filter cap, and that was barely a couple mins that it ran like that, and ive seen some of those old engines ran without oil and its impressive but this ones different since the injectors need oil to fire
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:35 PM
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Ficms are known to go bad wwhen u have low voltage problems, low oil concerns will not have an effect on you FICM. turbos wont last long with no low oil pressure. any other questions, im me.
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Well I had an oil filter fall of my Dodge back when I had a Dodge. I was doing about 75 mph down the freeway, heard a clunk under the truck, looked in the mirror and saw something bouncing down the road. Continued on for about 100' before thinking "that looked like an oil filter" looked down at the oil pressure guage, yep-it was 0 and the big red light was on.
By the time I got pulled over and shut off the truck I had probably traveled atleast 1/2 mile. I walked back up the orad found the oil filter, and the gasket-screwed it back on, started the truck and drove about a mile to the next exit and gas station where I got oil and filled it ...If I remember correctly it took over 8 quarts.
Anyways, I had that truck for over 50,000 miles after that with no problems.

As was said, since the truck didn't actually start or run for any real length of time, I highly doubt you would have any type of issues related to lubrication.

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