Some people don't care to. When he realized his mistake several seconds later, he repositioned the hose back in the hole and continued pumping oil. by Mavrik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:13 am, Post after all of it splattered out and changing pcv all was well. So, that's about 1,000 miles since the oil change. I got these repairs done exactly one month ago and over the past few days my car temp gauge has been getting hot again. The oil drain pan should hold at least twice as much oil as your engine takes, so that none of the liquid will spill over the sides of the pan when it’s pouring out of the car. Our guide can help you make the right choice Remove heat shield that covers oil pressure switch. If your engine bay is coated in oil - it could ignite, if the exhuast parts are heavily coated.Contact your quicklube place and let them know you'll be bringing a bill in for your dealer cleaning the engine bay, a new oil cap, and an oil change. Then, yes clean it off and run the engine and look around the back of the engine. by ragingfish » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:31 am, Post Depending on how much oil is in the engine bay. those guys really are grease monkeys. The oil pan (Corolla) looks exactly the same on the '06 engine, so the concensus is that overfilling by a half quart is not only not harmful, but may be beneficial (better flow). I'd hate to change my oil by crawling under my Vibe. Quote, originally posted by RIT »Funny - I also put my oil cap on the latch. Can I put something in place of the oil cap as a temporary solution before I take it in tomorrow night or will it be fine for another 110 miles?thanks for your repliesjosephFirst thing - top off the oil level. Oil light doesn't come on. Myself when I change my own oil, I prefer access to a hoist, which I have at work. Engine oil all over my hands and arms Lol dropped the metal plug inside the drain pan. I always just use a full gallon. (edit, although binary already said that while I was typing my post ). I look closely and see that the oil cap is gone. Great minds think alike. by mcgusto82 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:02 am, Post A leak that may appear to be coming from the oil pan gasket may have seeped down from a valve cover gasket, accumulating on the lip of the oil pan. Your car’s engine is an engineering marvel, no question about that. Start engine and run at idle. No damage should have occured but the smell will last a week or until you get it cleaned. Thats of course after its been started and pressurized. hope you get it all worked out well. Will the noise stop after the oil has been cleaned up? i remember doing the oil change for my dad's car, i forgot to put my oil dipstick and now its Lost.. dont know if auto store sells it.. Quote, originally posted by binary »Luckily for us if our oil pressure drops to a dangerous level - the engine will shut off automatically.Still... lets not get that far - shall we? 2:02. Even if the valves don't seal properly everything goes to the intake or exhaust. There was a leak in the oil compartment and oil spurted all over the engine. The crankcase is under pressure when your engine is running, so a rag or towel won't stay and could become a ignition source when it falls behind the engine and lands on the exhaust.I would recommend NOT driving it until you get an oil cap for it and get the engine bay degreased. by Cougar Vibe » Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:09 am, Post There were mud splatters all over the carpet. I notice drops over oil and a gritty film of oil splaterred about the engine. Also, some '06 Corolla owners are reporting that their cars are coming with Toyota OEM F1 filters, as opposed to the A2/F2 on prior years. Car uses 1 quart of oil every three weeks. Had to shift through the hot engine oil to locate the plug. Jiffy Lube has a bunch of 23 year olds in their shops and their maturity level is quite low translating into sloppy workmanship. Buy car engine oil from Castrol, Mobil and Petronas, with 5w30 oil and 10w40 oil in stock. Some people don't trust themselves to do it right. Absolutely NO dealer will admit to major wrong doing. Came back and the car was done, way ahead of time. Vibe GT, TRD springs, Progress bar, STB, Unichip, Borbet E 16x7.5, 225/50 Bridgestone RE750, beefed up grounds and battery bypass capacitors(had em laying around). by joatmon » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:47 am, Post 5-Door CVT 2.0i - Mine, Re: Need help urgently---oil splattered all over engine (binary), Re: Need help urgently---oil splattered all over engine (cohocarl). You are testing it by seeing if the leak will appear. You should check the level and fill it up as needed before she drives it again.I did not know the crankcase was under pressure, I thought the PCV valve provided a link between the crankcase and the intake, if anything I would expect the crankcase to be under a very minor vacuum when the engine is running. You may laugh about it but this is one of the most common causes of low oil pressure. by JustinVGT » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:12 am, Post How to use splatter in a sentence. Makes me wonder if I just leave it … Changing your car’s engine oil is one of the most basic of automotive maintenance activities. With so many types of oils in the market and especially synthetic and conventional oils to choose from, you may need help finding the best oil for your small engine. by joseph » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:28 pm, Post (Corolla forum in. Hose down the engine compartment to remove all traces of degreaser and dirt and grime. Quote »If your doing your own change, all base Vibes take exactly 4 litres.All base Vibes claim to take 3.7 liters /3.9 quarts. For instance, a large leak can be detected right away, whereas a smaller leak may take longer to appear. Also, Toyota changed the dipstick on the '06 1ZZ engine so that it appears to hold more oil (4.4 quarts) than the '03-'05. I agree the most important thing is to check the oil level and top it off if needed. by Mavrik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:16 am, Post One day, the Fat Controller announces that an airport is to be built on Sodor, which will bring more holidaymakers than ever. Changing the oil itself without proper equipment can be tasking. Can I put something in place of the oil cap as a temporary solution before I take it in tomorrow night or will it be fine for another 110 miles?thanks for your repliesjoseph. She had her oil changed 2 weeks ago and they must have forgotten to put it back on or screwed it on loosley because my wife and I never, ever look under the hoods. Rule NUMBER 1 when taking a vehicle to a quicky lube:BEFORE LEAVING CHECK All Caps and Check for Leaks or Messes Yourself!! Of course they said it wasn't their fault - impossible to prove. Changing oil requires you to buy your own oil, flip through a book for the right filter (if you don't know it) as well as have a set of tools suck as a socket wrench for the drain plug, an oil filter wrench and a large drain pan with a lid. 2 Remove the oil cap by unscrewing it counterclockwise. I notice drops over oil and a gritty film of oil splaterred about the engine. Cheers, Spag. Keep the engine running while hosing it down with water. If there is a ton - I wouldn't drive it at all. *phew*As to the aluminum foil recommendation, I'd say if you choose that method, be VERY careful...foil can break off little tiny pieces, and you DON"T want those getting in your engine! by binary » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:16 pm, Post I am extremely upset with Jiffy Lube and will give them a piece of my mind tomorrow but my wife needs to leav at 6:15am for work. Got home I noticed white smoke coming from under the hood I noticed white smoke from... 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