Oil light on after metal hits under car.

Tiny
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2001 Honda Accord 4 cyl.

A piece of metal went under my car getting off the freeway. About 30 seconds later the oil light came on. I got to work, maybe a mile, car was running fine. No oil leak. As soon as dealer opened I got the car to them 2 miles. While driving the oil light blinked or stayed on and then the check engine light came on. Dealer told me the oil pan was damaged and a strainer inside also needed to be replaced. Fine. Pick up the car the next day. Drive it for about 2 miles check engine light comes on, then the oil light starts flashing turn right around get back to the dealer. They take it and come back and tell me there is some VTECH valve inside that probably got ruined and they need to replace it. Ok. They come back and tell me they want to keep my car a few days to see if serious damage was done to the engine because I was getting oil to my engine! They drove it 4 miles after the initial fix, I probably drove it 7 or 8. The car ran perfectly fine the entire time.

Is it possible I have destroyed my engine!
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Sunday, July 29th, 2007 AT 8:32 AM

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Tiny
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I was following the story up to the VTec portion and then you lost me. Can you take from there?
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Monday, July 30th, 2007 AT 11:50 AM
Tiny
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Well the tech said that there is a VTECH valve inside the engine that pulls the oil up into the engine and that because of the damage to the oil pan it was unable to pull the oil and burnt out. This I have come to believe is likely a bunch of BS. More likely they replaced the oil pan, and this VTECH valve thing and the check engine light and oil light are still on and they cant figure it out.
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Monday, July 30th, 2007 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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If they took the oil pan off, I hope they took the opportunity to examine the inside of the engine from the bottom. I assume the engine appears to be running well. Has anyone considered that the engine might be just fine and that the oil pressure sensor is kicking the bucket?
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Monday, July 30th, 2007 AT 3:02 PM
Tiny
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The engine was running perfectly. Except for the lights. I am not sure if they have checked the oil pressure sensor yet, I just have this picture of the tech standing there scratching his head when all that is needed is the sensor needs to be replaced or the computer reset or something like that.
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Monday, July 30th, 2007 AT 3:10 PM

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