1.5 miles is way too long to keep driving. By that time all the oil was pumped out onto the ground. It's critical enough to shift to neutral, turn the ignition switch off, and coast down the road without power steering.
If the filter was not double-gasketed or loose, I've never seen one fail except a few that exploded due to a stuck pressure relief valve in the oil pump, but that doesn't mean it can't happen. At any rate, I suspect you're looking at an engine repair, not a total engine replacement or rebuild. The bearings and pistons are what will be damaged, not the cylinder heads and valves, and most likely not the camshaft and oil pump.
Thursday, December 6th, 2012 AT 1:42 AM