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HELLPPP! Oil leaked out from 06 IS250 and Engine sounds.

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HELLPPP! Oil leaked out from 06 IS250 and Engine sounds.

Hey guys, I’m new on this forum. Just needed a little help on a current situation, here’s a rundown I own a 2006 Lexus IS250 for let’s say 3 months. Long story short, I changed my oil today for the first time and ensured everything was done correctly (Not the first time I’ve done this). I even ensured after the oil change that the oil wasn’t leaking by turning on the car and moving it around etc. About 2 hours or so later I decided to take the car for a spin around my block. Five mins into driving around, the check ENGINE LIGHT APPEARED AND THE ENGINE STARTED MAKING A WEIRD NOISE. I drove back to my home which was 2 mins away and parked the car only to realize THE OIL LEAKED OUT OF IT. My dad came out to check so I switched off and jacked the car, There appeared to be a kink in the oil filter seal and the rest of oil came out. I’m confused on what I should do next. Did I damage the engine? Do I need a replacement? Should I buy more oil and add it?
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Replace the oil filter, fill the car to the proper oil level and cross your fingers.
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To me, a "kink in the oil filter seal" sounds like the old oil filter gasket wasn't removed, and the new filter and gasket were installed on top of it. It can't seal like this. There can only be one gasket.

The oil filter is under pressure, so if the gasket isn't sealing properly you can quickly pump all of the oil out of the engine that way.

I agree with mxthor3's reply.

But if the engine still makes noise after, you probably need a new one.
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Likely no problem. There's tons of examples of cars running with no oil for short periods, especially if you weren't pushing it.
Fill it up and see how it runs.
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Not sure what motor you have but it is likely that even if the oil came out from the filter attachment housing and you can't read any on the dip stick that the pan was NOT completely dry.

I would buy enough oil for 2 changes and 2 filters.

Do a normal oil change, start the car if it will run. If it seems to be running fine. Double check the oil level, if still good. Take it for a short drive 10 to 15 minutes. Do not warm the car oil up by idling!!! Of course if it sounds like you just put a dozen spoons down the garbage disposal SHUT it OFF.

If you can take it for a drive. When the oil is still WARM. Carefully change the oil again so you do NOT get burnt... Hopefully having the oil warm it will hold any potential metal shavings in suspension in the oil so they will drain out.

Look at the oil for debris and motor glittery bits. For craps and giggles also carefully cut open the filter as shown many times on YouTube and look for metal shavings in it.

If the motor did not seize while you were driving it, and you don't find large amounts of shavings in the oil you just might be OK... If not lesson learned...
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Only one way to tell. Do another change, start it up and see if the noise persists. Since it's a Lexus, you probably shortened the life of the engine by 50k km but it will still run until you get sick of the car.

Just for next time, whenever you hear your engine making noises and CEL, you pull over.. driving the extra 2 minutes is a very bad idea... might be the difference of a new engine.
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06lexusis250 wrote: Hey guys, I’m new on this forum. Just needed a little help on a current situation, here’s a rundown I own a 2006 Lexus IS250 for let’s say 3 months. Long story short, I changed my oil today for the first time and ensured everything was done correctly (Not the first time I’ve done this). I even ensured after the oil change that the oil wasn’t leaking by turning on the car and moving it around etc. About 2 hours or so later I decided to take the car for a spin around my block. Five mins into driving around, the check ENGINE LIGHT APPEARED AND THE ENGINE STARTED MAKING A WEIRD NOISE. I drove back to my home which was 2 mins away and parked the car only to realize THE OIL LEAKED OUT OF IT. My dad came out to check so I switched off and jacked the car, There appeared to be a kink in the oil filter seal and the rest of oil came out. I’m confused on what I should do next. Did I damage the engine? Do I need a replacement? Should I buy more oil and add it?
yeah right
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The 4GR and the 2GR both use Cartridges. I'm really struggling to picture how you can screw up the gasket.

Just do what mxthor3 said. Car's not worth a motor swap. The 4GR and 2GR are not very tolerant of a low oil, low oil pressure situation. The design of the engine requires a lot of oil and it's oil pressure to stay working safety, but who knows.

Also the lawls at the 50k reduction of the life of an engine or metal shavings. That's not how this works.
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Quick question....how do you not notice the big pool of oil below the engine bay?

Granted I back up of my driveway so I can see if there is a pool of liquid before I drive away...
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tebore wrote: The 4GR and the 2GR both use Cartridges. I'm really struggling to picture how you can screw up the gasket.

Just do what mxthor3 said. Car's not worth a motor swap. The 4GR and 2GR are not very tolerant of a low oil, low oil pressure situation. The design of the engine requires a lot of oil and it's oil pressure to stay working safety, but who knows.

Also the lawls at the 50k reduction of the life of an engine or metal shavings. That's not how this works.
+1 it's a cartridge type. Have you done an oil change with the cartridge and known that there are 2 o-rings to replace?
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You said "There appeared to be a kink in the oil filter seal and the rest of oil came out." The large o-ring is pretty hard to see once you've got the filter installed so how did you see that?
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Takes alot to anythibg to Toyota Honda engines
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06lexusis250 wrote: Hey guys, I’m new on this forum. Just needed a little help on a current situation, here’s a rundown I own a 2006 Lexus IS250 for let’s say 3 months. Long story short, I changed my oil today for the first time and ensured everything was done correctly (Not the first time I’ve done this). I even ensured after the oil change that the oil wasn’t leaking by turning on the car and moving it around etc. About 2 hours or so later I decided to take the car for a spin around my block. Five mins into driving around, the check ENGINE LIGHT APPEARED AND THE ENGINE STARTED MAKING A WEIRD NOISE. I drove back to my home which was 2 mins away and parked the car only to realize THE OIL LEAKED OUT OF IT. My dad came out to check so I switched off and jacked the car, There appeared to be a kink in the oil filter seal and the rest of oil came out. I’m confused on what I should do next. Did I damage the engine? Do I need a replacement? Should I buy more oil and add it?
So is the engine fine? Or ruined?
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Rookie mechanic but hey you learn as you go.
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If the engine was making noises it's probably the end for it. You mentioned the engine light but did the oil pressure light go on? You know, "the genie lamp"? Most modern engines will shut down if they have no oil pressure but that doesn't mean the engine can't get damaged before that. Mechanical noises in this situation are never good, typically means certain doom. However yeah you'll have to put more oil in and see if it fires up. Heck even if you put the old oil back in, just to see if it runs, that's fine too presuming you didn't use a dirty oil drain pan which may have had rocks, etc. in it.
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engineered wrote: So is the engine fine? Or ruined?
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koffey wrote: budget baller never to be seen again.
I think just budget dude, not baller. IS250 is laughing stock of the entry-level lux world--slow as the ol' blackstrap, guzzles gas like mad, and is horribly lacklustre in all dimensions--plus this is an 06. This fail of a car should be like $3-4k tops these days and OP just got it recently so don't think any "balling" is involved here whatsoever. Costs more to lease a base civic in a year.

I mean yeah it really sucks if he ruined the engine but I mean the good news is it'll be cheaper to replace the whole car than it would to replace a ruined engine. Plus you know it gives the opportunity to get something that's actually faster than a base Civic unlike this turd :)
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I love thread starters who don't follow up after a lot of replies.
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George613 wrote: I love thread starters who don't follow up after a lot of replies.
prob busy looking for a new car

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