View Full Version : Running with low oil ...

07-11-2005, 03:16 AM
I was in my appartment yesterday and had to come back home, and decided to check my oil before going on...the oil was about 1/4 inch below the add oil mark. But the engine was already too hot to unscrew the damned oil cap, it didnt want to turn at all. I was in a hurry so... I hope Toyota gave us a margin of safety with that oil dip stick and drive away with the bottle of mobil1 under my seat !...

So 6 hours later after driving at 70 mph and the engine always near the 3 K RPM range I did it. Today morning I added a quart of and just made it to half the mark...

...did I shortened the life of my engine there ? :slap: I had my eyes on my gauge and oil pressure and engine temps were always within normal range.

07-11-2005, 03:21 AM
As long as your oil pressure, and or oil level light never came on (assuming there working :O ) you are just fine.

Risky, but fine. If your engine has oil consumption issues, that could've placed you in the severe danger zone, 10 miles down the road.