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I have since put more oil in my car but a knock in the engine developed because I drove it while low on oil

I drove my car low on oil and now it has developed an engine knock

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Pontiac cars are mainly junk (sorry but its true) especially grand am. Sounds like you threw a rod or bearing, but don't feel bad it would've happened whether or not you ran it low on oil, you just sped up the process :)

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