Sigh I messed up badly.
I’ve always done my own oil changes and have not encountered issues but today… I started changing my oil, drained the pan, tightened the bolt and left for about 15 minutes. I came back and went to reset the oil light, forgetting to put oil back in. I turned on the car but realized my mistake as soon as it fired up, only ran for 5 seconds, 8 tops. I turned it off, filled it up, and then drove it. I’m not hearing any unusual noises but I’m pretty gutted about making a mistake like this. I only changed the oil, not the filter, so there should be about 1 liter of oil still in the car. Where I live, the temperatures drop to below -15 degrees Celsius regularly so my guess is cold starting on a morning still results in a few moments where the car runs without oil… So maybe my mess up was equivalent to 15 cold starts… i honestly don’t know but I’m panicking about the damage I did to the car. It is a 2007 Accord Se with the 2.4L I4 5speed manual. I’ve run synthetic oil in it and i’ve read that it leaves behind a thin film so there might still have been some lubrication. Any help or insight is appreciated. Thanks!