What Happens To An Engine Without Oil?

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The engine oil is essential for the function of the engine. Any lack of engine oil in the system, or even dirty oil, will lead to extreme engine wear. It’s an absolute necessity. But what will happen when you run an engine without oil?

What Happens To An Engine Without Oil?

In the video below, Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained demonstrates the differences and consequences of an engine running with and without oil. This was done with a thermal camera pointed at a cheap single-cylinder engine. Without oil, the engine runs for around 15 minutes without bursting into a cloud of smoke, but taking it apart reveals some serious damage.

Check it out!