HOW MUCH OIL WAS IN MY CAR WITH NO OIL SHOWING ON DIPSTICK IN THE BELOW CIRCUMSTANCES?

  • Tiny
  • marisacarroll
  • 2000 Mercury Marquis
  • 142,410 miles

My oil sensor needle went down when I stopped on a hill. I stopped at a store and bought 2 quarts of oil. When I checked the dipstick, no oil was showing. I added 2 quarts and the level went halfway up to minimum on the dipstick. The car holds 5 quarts. Was there any oil in the car, and did I damage the engine? I heard no noises.

Friday, February 24th, 2012 AT 11:28 PM

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  • rasmataz
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You need to fill it up to the full mark when engine is is hot

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Friday, February 24th, 2012 AT 11:36 PM
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  • cadieman
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U were 3 quarts low look for a oil leak.

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Friday, February 24th, 2012 AT 11:39 PM
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  • blackop555
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There was oil in the car. If there was no oil the light would have been on irregardless of how you were driving it. Adding two quarts it is safe to assume you had around 3 qts in the vehicle that is fine since you added oil. If you got to the point of hearing rattling noises when it was running then you can assume you were out of oil.

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Friday, February 24th, 2012 AT 11:40 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Raymond, welcome back nice to see you again

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Saturday, February 25th, 2012 AT 12:43 AM

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