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    phew that was close, warning regarding people who dont rev their cars

    im normally very savvy when checking the car(brakes,fluid etc)

    today when I was driving the car it felt terrible, wouldnt go above 4K RPM

    I knew something was wrong.

    went home pulled out the dipstick and it was near dry

    I had 5 litres of 10w40 ready for top ups etc, put the car on a flat bit of road and filled er up wit about a litre or so.

    took it for a drive, once the car was a bit warmer, floored it and lo and behold we were back to normal up to 6k.

    However driving and changing at 2k rpm(which i was doing earlier as it was raining) the car felt fine. no warning lights etc.

    So just a warning guys, dodged a bullet with mine today, from time to time give your car some revs, even if you drive conservatively despite what government campaigns say.
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    It probably went into limp mode because of lack of oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by haulme View Post

    So just a warning guys, dodged a bullet with mine today, from time to time give your car some revs, even if you drive conservatively despite what government campaigns say.
    Or check your oil regularly?
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    Give it a rev Cant see what that will achieve if u have no oil...it'll just f**k the engine quicker!

    Just check your oil more regularly,i check mine atleast once a month,just to be sae
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRiTaff View Post
    Give it a rev Cant see what that will achieve if u have no oil...it'll just f**k the engine quicker!

    Just check your oil more regularly,i check mine atleast once a month,just to be sae
    i wouldnt have realised it was the oil had I not given it a boot that all.

    i do check oil periodically but been a bit laxed in the past few weeks.
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    oil makes a huge difference to your engine never underestimate it , im sure youve all noticed that ya car goes faster after a full service
    grrrrr

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    put to much in though and it slows it down

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    check you oil and other levels when the car is cold one a week and you will never have any problems like you just have had!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by haulme View Post
    went home pulled out the dipstick and it was near dry

    put the car on a flat bit of road and filled er up wit about a litre or so.

    once the car was a bit warmer, floored it
    Sorry but wtf ?? You are extremely lucky

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    I dont understand, why not just check your oil every week?

    Doesnt take 2 mins to do
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