Engine oil bone dry


Asked by Aug 12, 2016 at 02:28 PM about the 1992 Toyota Camry SE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have 1992 Toyota Camry v6 LE,i have problem
with the engine oil leakage , yesterday while am
driving on freeway 60mph suddenly I heard some
noises from the engine ,I pulled down the car and
towed to near by service center,they check the
engine oil it is bone dry and they refilled 2 bottles
of oil but still it making the same noise from the
engine,they are saying just change the engine or
buy another car,if you want this car in good
working condition you need to spend 2000$ ,guys
please help me out ,what they said is it true??

2 Answers


Refilling with two bottles of oil when the engine is bone dry isn't enough, you're still way low on oil. Driving without oil is a fast way to toast an engine. At this point you need to rely on a mechanic's opinion to determine if this engine is in fact toast or worth saving. You may find yourself asking is it worth putting a lot of money into a 25 year old car.

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Yup, go with what your mechanics are saying, hard for us to determine the noise from where we sit.

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