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Ran out of oil while driving-

I went on a dirt road with my 1990 Pontiac Firebird. The road was fairly maintained, but bit rocky in some parts and some parts were like driving over a washboard. When I pulled onto the main highway (asphault road) to head home, I brought the car up to about 45-50 mph and drove for less than a minute and it suddenly made a repetative clanking sort of sound. I immedietaly pulled over and turned the car off. I opened the hood and it was smoking a little bit. I let it cool down for about 10 minutes and tried to turn it on again, but it wouldn't. It just did the repetative clanking noise again. Checked the oil and I was totally out.

As I waited to be picked up, it was dark, so I kept the lights on for about 5 hours and the battery died on me. The next day, I went back out to the car, put oil in it and charged the battery with jump starters and the car started up (barely) and it had a very loud knocking sound, then died shortly after. I had it towed to my house. I have a new battery, new oil and when I try to turn it on, it has a jagged clanking sound, like two gears are grinding together. Is my baby's engine siezed?

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No not siezed, if it was siezed it would not turn over.
You have "Trown a Rod" or "Spun a Rod Bearing"
The more you let it run the more damage will be done to the engine block. It may still be possible to rebuild but start it again until it is diagnosed.
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    Intended: don't start again until diagnosed.

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My gsi astra had no oil in it when i drove it blue smoke came out exhaust can it be fixed

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Sorry she is dead . inside you most likey seized the pistons. can be replaced and bored out

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