• Tiny
  • Natalied

I have a 4 cylinder 97 Nissan Altima that has 182,000 miles on it.

The other day, I noticed a little oil on the pavement. I turned the car on today, and the engine sounded really rough. I checked the dip stick and there was virtually no oil in the car. I drove it last night, and I didn't notice the sound. I know that I put 2 quarts in about a month ago. This is the first time that I have seen any oil leaks.

Have I caused any serious damage?

My hubby is deployed in Iraq, so I am left by myself to take care of not only the car but the kids too. I also noticed that the oil was very dark --I know that means I need an oil change. I would appreciate any help you could give me

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Friday, January 26th, 2007 AT 12:58 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Mathiaso

You have a major oil leak. Do not drive your car without oil, driving without oil will definitely damage the whole engine.
Please, take your car to a mechanic to take care of the problem.
Oil change won't help until you repair the leak by a mechanic.

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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 12:26 AM

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