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motor run with half the oil.... :(

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' started by Timoli, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. I'm an idiot. Was doing an oil change on my vtr250, started it up, ran it for about 2 mins before realising I'd put in 1 litre of oil instead of 2.... My question is, have I done any damage. It seems to sound fine? Just a bit worried and feel sooo dumb......:-s

  2. are there any bits of engine on the ground - if not you are ok
  3. 1l should have been enough to reach the oil pump inlet and so oil would have circulated as normal. 2 mins running under such circumstances would have done no harm.
  4. I have started and run cars with 1L. You are fine.
  5. Thanks guys, feel a bit better now
  6. You're still stoopid.
    Think of this comment next time you do a change ;)
  7. dont listen to him - he wears suspenders and stockings
  8. Of course I'm stupid! no denying it..... I'm used to buying 5L car oil, so poured until the level on the side of the bottle was down to 3L.... Then realised it's a 4L bottle.
  9. I think you're confusing "sexy" and "stoopid".

    Good man. You'll remember next time...