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This is a discussion on driving with loose oil cap within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I drove for abut 200 miles with my oil cap loose and the dip stick pulled out a bit. I ...

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    driving with loose oil cap

    I drove for abut 200 miles with my oil cap loose and the dip stick pulled out a bit. I have to thank my shop mechanic for that. Is there any harm done to the engine by this mistake?

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    no you are fine just make sure the tard didn't over or under fill your motor.
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    If it was loose nothing most likely happened. If it was off it may have thrown some oil out the filler. Check the level to be sure.

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    check the level......everything should be ok as long as there wasn't oil going everywhere.
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    your fine, my friends drove my wagon from Los Angles to Las Vegas to meet me up at SEMA back in NOV, he changed my oil at the shop 2 days before and left my oil cap somewhere in the engine bay, drove my car back and forth home for 2 days before leaving to vegas, on the way up to vegas about 30-40 miles to go, they noticed smoke and pulled over and realized the oil cap was never on and put it on, 1 the oil cap stayed int he engine bay for 2-3 days, and he drove at least 300+ miles, nothing would happen unless something dropped in
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    thanks guys. I feel better now.

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