I had the Camry into greasemonkey for an oil change, went on a 1200 mile round trip the same day right after the service. 300 miles back on the way home we pulled off due to engine noise. Opened the hood and checked the oil to find out there was none in it. Had to add 4 1/2 qts to get it to the correct level. Kept pulling over every 75 miles to add about 1qt oil to top off, Im not sure how many miles it was driven with little or no oil in it. Got it back to the dealer and found out the cause was a crack in the oil filter housing unit. Talking to the mechanic here, he said that pretty much the only answer that would cause this to happen was overtightening the filter. When we pulled off the road the engine was ticking, after adding the oil it went a way a little bit. I'm wondering that once the filter housing is replaced, if there is no engine noise, do you think it will be ok? This is Greasemonkeys fault and I don't want problems to show up down the road if there was damage caused by running it with no oil. The oil light never came on at all, but like I said when I was driving on the way home the engine was definitely knocking before we added oil.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 AT 5:45 PM