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Low oil pressure car has been a garage for 4 years and put battery in it and started right up, but low oil pressure.

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4 years of sitting may get better after running for a while alot of stuff can dry rot in 4 years.

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There is likely did some serious damage.
I visited my sister some years ago, and borrowed her Oldsmobile. I drove it 30 miles, and a rod started knocking. I barely made it home, and I had to pay 900 dollars for an engine overhaul.
4 years later she mentioned she had let the car run out of oil before my visit. Wasn't my fault after all.
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Talk to your friends and neighbors and arrange what you will do if you have car trouble.
Put an "emergency" plan into place, so you will be well prepared
for assistance.
For example, when you talk so people you trust, get their phone numbers and have them with you. You might choose to tell them why you might contact them at odd hours.
Get the phone number of a trusted towing service so you will have that for an immediate towing need. Carry that phone # with you.
I personally would not recommend you tear the engine down looking for damage, but having a honest repair garage phone number would be a good thing.

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