Why is my honda civic burning so much oil? on 1996 Honda Civic

I have a 1996 honda civic. It just quit while I was driving the other night. I had someone look at it. He told me that I ran it completely out of oil and that I would need a new engine now. But I haven't even put 3000 miles on it since my last oil change. I want to know why it would burn so much oil and if it is even worth putting another engine in it.

by in Clarksdale, MS on September 20, 2010
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1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by , September 20, 2010
Did the oil pressure light came on while you drove it? Was it making any sound? Was it using oil and smoked before? Does the engine cranks (turns over) if you turn the key? If it does, what's are the compression readings? Zee
COMMENT by , September 20, 2010
Yes the oil light has been on for a couple of weeks. And it has sounded bad and been driving bad for a couple weeks too but I didn't know what was wrong. It never smoked though. And the car doesn't do anything when you try to crank it. it will not start at all.
COMMENT by , September 23, 2010
Looks like the engine needs to be rebuilt or replaced. If the oil pressure warning comes on you MUST STOP THE ENGINE and tow it to a repair shop. It's too late now. See if you can get a good working used engine. Zee