I want to know what could have caused my engine to blow.

Tiny
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I had my oil changed on a Sunday and the following Wed my engine blew. I am just looking to know what the possibile causes of this happening could be?
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 2:23 AM

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Tiny
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Oil changed could be the oil drain plug is not secured properly and lost all the oil causing it to locked-up/blew
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 2:35 AM
Tiny
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The drain plug was in place.
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 2:39 AM
Tiny
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Dipstick? Filter properly tightened? Was it really oil that was put in?
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 3:15 AM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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TACHed OUT MORE THAN IT COULD HANDLE?

(BLOW UP ON YOU OR THOSE PESKY YOUNGINS?)

OIL PUMP FAILURE--I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOUR PUMP IS DRIVEN. ON A CJ, I ONCE SAW THE "FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER LIKE" END OF THE DISTRIBUTOR SHEARED OFF (SOMETHING MUSTA BINDED IN THE PUMP, AND THE CAM ACTION SORT A TWISTED IT AND CHEWED IT OFF)FOUND THIS, WHEN WE THOUGHT WE COULD SALVAGE THE DISTRIBUTOR.

I ALSO SAW A. WELL "SOMEONE" MOSTLY FILL THEIR CRANKCASE WITH STP (THOUGHT IT WOULD CUT DOWN ON SMOKIN', IT ACTUALLY CUT DOWN ON THE ABILITY TO LUBRICATE.

CRACKED OR BROKEN STUFF. EVEN NEW STUFF CAN BE BAD!

FELLER AT THE FACTORY FAILED TO TORQUE SOMETHING (BAD DAY)

I CANNOT TELL YOU ABOUT RECALLS (I'M JUST NOT TO THAT POINT YET!), MAYBE ONE OF THE OTHER GUYS CAN.

WAS THERE A DEATH RATTLE SECONDS/ MINS/ HOURS PRIOR?

THE MEDIC
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 3:47 AM
Tiny
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Oil light ever come on? What exactly do you mean by "engine blew"? Seized up? Strong battery and good starter but it won't even turn over? Can't turn it by hand?
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 4:10 AM
Tiny
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There was a death rattle, oil light popped on @ same time and it stopped. All in a matter of 5 seconds. Keep in mind my jeep was running fine prior, I did have a water pump replaced four months prior
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 4:25 AM
Tiny
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This is what I mean by blew. Should be a pic of the hole in my engine
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 4:29 AM
Tiny
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OH*****. You threw a rod! That changes a few things. Piston skirt could have disintegrated like in my Escort's engine. Or the rod cap/bolts could have disintegrated or broken. These could have been caused by what CJ mentioned. Or what myself or raz mentioned.
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 5:17 AM

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