1999 Chevy Van Engine ran with out oil

Tiny
DONBROWN
  • 1999 CHEVROLET VAN

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Chevy Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles

After the radiator was replaced, the mechanic failed to correctly connect the oil cooling line that runs from the engine to the radiator. All the oil was lost and after a few minutes the van engine died. When the oil was replaced and the line was correctly connected the dealer reported a significant drop in the oil pressure. After driving the van for a few hours the engine seized and the crankshaft failed. The mechanic thought the damage was caused buy his failure to correctly connect the oil line and the resulting running the engine without oil. Did running the engine without oil cause this damage?

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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 10:04 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

yes,

running the engine with out oil will cause it to seize up, even if the oil is re filled more often than not the damage has already been done, as the bearings would over heat and start to get pounded by the crank, it wont take much to start to block a oil supply hole and seize the engine.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 10:35 PM

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