Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Chevy Silverado V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 152, 00 miles
Dropped my Truck off to have the oil changed and check the oil pressure gauge. Sending unit had been replaced but was again not working properly. Was told to return when the gauge was messing up again so they could hook truck up to computer and see if there was a code/problem.
Payed my bill and drove off. Made it about a mile when the truck died. I tried to crank it again and it sounded like it my key was stuck in the crank position. Tried it again, same thing. Checked the oil, and it was dry. No oil.
Called the oil place and told them. They came and met me with 5 quarts of oil. Told me the truck had a built in shut off incase it ever had no oil in it. They added oil then wanted to take it back to shop and check it out. The mechanic lived near me and he wanted to keep it and drive it home to make sure it was ok. I was not at the shop when he took it back to see if it was ok.
He brought the truck to me. Said it seemed to be fine.
I suppose if the oil pressure gauge had been working it would have stopped me from driving it at all. And also I guess the person who changed the oil would not have been able to drive it out of the bay and park it out front for me. But the bottom line is, I and he both drove it with no oil in it.
At this time the only thing I notice different is when it cranks up, it runs ruff. Like the idle is off. I pull a boat and trailer and have not had the chance ot see if performance has been effected. My mechanic friends tell me to go to the oil change place and tell them I need a new motor. That I may not have damage showing up now, but it will later. What is your advice? Thank you.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 7:44 PM