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I too have done same thing. I fixed my somewhat limited brain power while changing oil.
I have a white piece of laminated paper that I hang on streering wheel. Its asks me, Drain plug tight? Oil filter tight? Oil in engine? Oil cap back on? Everything wiped off?
I use it like the check off list NASCAR teams use.
It helps me alot. Because "sometimes" I lose my brain power.
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Its a good habit to remove oil cap and put over hood latch before draining oil.
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Its a good habit to remove oil cap and put over hood latch before draining oil.
This is a practice Chrysler teaches when training lube techs.
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Its a good habit to remove oil cap and put over hood latch before draining oil.
I will do this next oil change! Good tip.
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You wouldn't need another oil change after just doing it again. Did it spray any in the engine compartment? Maybe clean the engine compartment.
I was more curious about this too. I've had some small block chevy's with open valve cover caps for oil filling, and they would spew oil the moment you fired up the engine...happens more than many think after an oil change...LOL! However, these engines with standpipe oil filler tubes probably don't throw oil because of the location and length of pipe.
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No need to change the oil again. Any contaminants that may have entered the engine will be carried to the pan via the returning oil and will be picked up and filtered again before reaching any bearings or other components where tiny particles do the most damage.
Filters do have a saturation point, cheap insurance, change the oil.
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I was more curious about this too. I've had some small block chevy's with open valve cover caps for oil filling, and they would spew oil the moment you fired up the engine...happens more than many think after an oil change...LOL! However, these engines with standpipe oil filler tubes probably don't throw oil because of the location and length of pipe.
An old buddy and I were going to adjust the hydraulic lifters on the 327 we had just put in his 57 Apache. Little did we know that the throttle on his Holley 4bbl was in a bind and hung wide open.That was about 30 yrs ago and I bet there is still oil up in that car port we were working under!
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This is a practice Chrysler teaches when training lube techs.
Honda as well I am an acura tech.
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