2005 Toyota Pickup no oil

Tiny
RUBYDOG
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  • 2005 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,000 MILES
Ez Lube released our Toyota Tundra from an oil change and I drove off the lot and got about 300 ft and the engine stopped. I called them from the truck and they ran over and checked and discovered they had put no oil in the truck! They immediately brought oil and put in, but now we are having a war over whether that damaged the engine or not. It was taken to another shop (they say they have to have an opportunity to see if there is damage and to fix it) That shop is checking valves, compression, cams, etc top and bottom, of what they can get into without dismantling the whole engine. They say that the truck has a low-oil pressure shut off valve of some sort and that is what shut it off so quick. Toyota tells us that's not true, so who is lying? And what do you think we should do?
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Friday, June 27th, 2008 AT 7:19 PM

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Tiny
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Damage was definately done to the engine. Will the engine be ok for now, probably. Will it have premature engine failure in the future, yes.
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Friday, June 27th, 2008 AT 7:26 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply. We are screwed I think. Never go to those places again. But am still trying to find out if there is such a thing a a sensor that cuts the engine off because of low pressure. That would of at least helped a little. We are getting conflicting storys. Does any one know that answer? It is a 2005 Toyota Tundra with only 15,000 miles on it, one owner. 8 cylinder engine. I am desperate to get this straightened out. Don't want to get scammed again from them. NEVER GO TO EZ LUBE. The cheap. Comes out expensive!
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 12:47 AM
Tiny
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There is no shut off sensor for the engine. Your cylinder rings most likely are not a problem since. Your engine seized and the engine seized not because of cylinder rings but because the bearings expanded after becoming so hot that the engine stopped rotating. It will be your main bearings and rod bearings along with possibly the cam which will have been massively scarred. They need to remove the oil pan and remove one of your main bearing caps and rod bearing caps and check for pitting and extreme wear; possibly breakage. If that comes up miraculously clean then you are in the clear, otherwise I would seriously consider hiring a lawyer. I would hope they would have fired the moron who forgot. A piece of advice if you ever take your car to have fluids changed; have them show you the dipstick before you turn the car on and then check it one more time once you get home.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 1:29 AM
Tiny
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Exactly. Well put
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 6:26 AM

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