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Old 06-30-2008, 02:02 PM   #593
Mike Wevrick
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^^True, unclemat is a little obnoxious, but he also has somewhat of a point. SOA does not always deal well with problems in their cars.

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Originally Posted by hondaslayer View Post
For the record, an engine will run for quite awhile with little to no oil pressure, granted it will make a lot of noise and gradually lose power until it shuts down, but it will not create the catastrophic event you are describing.
12345 My '84 subie developed a leak and lost all of its oil on the highway once (it had an oil pressure gauge that suddenly dropped to zero). I got it to a garage, got it fixed and filled up, and it ran fine with seemingly no damage. (I wouldn't do this today; much safer to pull over right away and get the car towed.)
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