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Car ran with no oil and cant start now.

I was driving my car and a ruttling noise was coming from the engine.upon inspection i discovered there was little oil and filled it up, but now its just cranking and not starting.what might be the problem and how can i fix it?its a 1995 318i dolphin.

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Hi! You have damage your engine.The oil in that engine is there for lubrication,cooling,cleaning etc and if u r going to run your engine with no oil,non of the functions mentioned above will be able to accomplish.Change or overhaul that engine.

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