Drove to the local Kroger tonight and when I was turning in the parking lot I got an audible alarm bell and warning message that said Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine. Popped the hood and checked the level…bone dry - literally. In my 36 years of driving I have never seen a stick absolutely devoid of oil but this was.
I bought two quarts of oil and added one to get home. The second is a spare to use to get to a shop. Saturday Before last we had the oil changed at our local Big-O. Been going there for years and trust them implicitly - a great shop. Twelve days days later no oil. The following Friday, 6 days after that, we took the car to a dealer because of a coolant leak (getting engine overheat messages). They replaced one of the coolant hoses that had a split/leak.
Car ran like a top after that until the warning tonight. It could be coincidental but my instinct tells me that it is related to one of the two services recently. Just curious as to what you guys think given that we lost 4 quarts of oil in 12 days or less.
I appreciate any insight.
Edit for updated info - no obvious puddles, drips, or other signs that the oil was being lost -this makes me wonder if it wasn’t a heavy loss that just happened today. Car has 60K miles and has been a great car thus far. We did not check the oil after the change - never have honestly - perhaps we’re too trusting?
The overheating issue was first and separate with cooler reservoir empty. The dealer fixed this and car seemed fine. The oil change was 6 days before that. How likely is it that there is a connection between the two - overheat caused oil leakage?
Assumed that oil change was a full 4 qt change and that level was correct. No oil issues I was aware of until alarm tonight. Added some oil to get home and have spare to add tomorrow to get to a close shop.