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2007 Toyota Prius Question: check oil light

 

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tinafitctr, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Lehigh Acres, FL, April 21, 2011, 08:23
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We recently went on a highway road trip and on the way back we ran bone dry of oil. Nobody at toyota can tell me where the oil went or why the oil idiot light did not come on warning low on oil, any ideas?

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, April 21, 2011, 12:41
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    something is wrong. if you had no oil at highway speeds, your engine would be ruined. so there was "some" oil still
    there. nothing will every take the place of old fashioned
    oil dipsticks; the oil level light is NOT to be trusted,
    thus the name "idiot light." sounds like somebody somewhere
    did not refill the correct amount of oil at the last service; if there is no leak, where did it go?? quite possible it was not ever there!

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