500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, ran out of oil, rebuild options? in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Hello, unfortunately I ran my 425 out of oil last summer and drove it 3 miles home before I noticed. ...
Hello, unfortunately I ran my 425 out of oil last summer and drove it 3 miles home before I noticed. Ik I shoulda known, I feel like an idiot. It didn't start knocking, just sounded dry. I'm looking to rebuild it soon but I'm not sure on what route to go. I know the bearings will ne to b replaced, bit do you think ill have to bore it and get new pistons? I'm kinda on a small budget. I checked with Mts and a rebuild kit is almost $1000. I'm notfire if I need everything tho. Any input would b nice.
Automobile(s): 1977 Coupe (blue), 1977 Coupe (yellow), 1977 Coupe (green)
Re: ran out of oil, rebuild options?
Sounded dry? Does it squeal, or rattle? Squeal - It may have spun a bearing. Rattle - It may take some time for the oil to get to the lifters. But check your oil pressure, you may have damaged the pump.