I was in the hospital for 5 1/2 months over the last 1 1/2 years and my 2000 Solara sat for almost a good year, when I was ready to start driving again I put a new battery in and had all the fluids checked and it started up and purred like a kitten. Having less than 80,000 miles on a 15 year old car it should run like almost new. Well it would sit for months at a time and just the other day i'm driving it on a errand and I noticed a red light flash on and off on my dash, the second time it did it I saw it was a oil light so I took it to a garage and had them check the oil. It was over 2 quarts low! I know it only holds 3.8 quarts so I was pretty pissed at myself for not checking the oil more often. When I started it up again it still purrs like a kitten and runs great, no power loss but around 2000 to 4000 RPM it starts to have a tapping noise then after the 4000 RPM mark the noise subsides, and still no loss of power, back fire, or misfire? Any suggestions?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 AT 4:06 PM