If a 3.5 L V-6 Honda engine, in a 2008 Honda Pilot, was starved for oil (run with a low-level of oil or run dry), and it damaged the engine internally, resulting in scoring in the cylinders, how long would it reasonably take for the engine to exhibit signs of the damage? Would it be something that would take thousands of miles to exhibit signs of the damage or would it be expected to exhibit signs much more rapidly (such as immediately)?
Basically, if the starvation was bad enough to lead to scoring in the cylinder walls and a knocking sound from the engine, how long (miles) after the starvation would you reasonably expect it to take before the engine started knocking? For example, would it be reasonable to argue that the engine was starved for oil 5 or 10,000 miles before it actually begins to make a knocking noise?
Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 3:09 PM