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Old 02-23-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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Two days after I bought the car. It stalls, suddenly my oil gauge drops to nothing, I pull over. I turn it off and restart it, and then it seemed to work fine. But what caused it to think it had no oil in it all of the sudden?

In case this is related (don't know if it is), I discovered that the darn thing has leaked about 1/4 tank of coolant since I bought it, and I can't seem to really notice anything on the ground... which means it must be going somewhere else... god is my intake about to crap?
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Have you checked the oil level? High/low, look funny?
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As Boosty asks, check your oil level and how it looks and feels.

Additionally, fill us in a bit on your miles and any other info that might help. We don't want to jump to conclusions, but you need to address this as soon as possible.
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The sequence of events has me a bit confused.

If the car stalls, your oil pressure SHOULD drop suddenly. Sounds like an electrical dropout to me. Clean your battery cables AFTER you remove the boots from the ends. You have the classic symptoms in my opinion.
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what willwren said is right, but you definetly don't want to let the coolant loss go unchecked....usually that means one of two things in our cars
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I don't recall saying anything about coolant loss in my reply.
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no, but zuper did in the original post
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yeah, i noticed that later, i edited to be free of gender-bias....sorry..
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But... I checked and my oil level is normal, I just didn't know that'* what cars did when they stalled I'll clean my cables, thanks!
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