I have a 1989 corsica, 2.8 liter 6 cylinder with 110,000 miles - have had the car several years and have alwauys noticed a lot of engine vibration - this morning there was a strange noise coming from the engine which got progressively worse - I only drove about a mile and when I checked the oiil there was none showing on the dipstick - I added two quarts of oil and the dipstick read full - I drove the car to a local mechanic - the car sounded like it wasnt running on all cylinders - who said the oil pump wasnt working when I brought the car in but then it started working and that I should start looking for a new car as the damage had already been done - I didnt tell them about just adding the oil - I drove the car home and it seems normal - it has an oil pressure gauge which reads 40 when idling and 60 when driving - is it possible that the oil pump just took a while to start working after I added the oil? And since all of this transpired over a few hours time and only a few miles of driving that the damage done isnt life-threatening?
thanks in advance for your input!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 AT 4:42 PM