1998 Mitubishi Magna I am now suspecting has an oil leak.
4-5 days ago noticed engine noise a bit louder than normal.
3 days ago noticed knocking sound in engine and car took longer than normal to start. Realised it might be oil related. I checked and it was bone dry. Put a moderate amount in as it was all I had. While driving the car now runs and sounds fine but I’ve had to continue driving it since then and each time it takes longer to start. Yesterday it took 1-2 minutes to start and today it won’t start at all. The battery isn’t dead and as I try to start engine I can hear a quiet whirring sound from engine.
Just wondering if anyone has any insights, I’m fairly car-illiterate and broke. Is it screwed? Thanks if anybody replies.