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The car start making noise and doesn't have enough power i pulled over and check the oil level and there was no oil showing on the stick

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I hope you added oil before you drove any further. Monitor the level by checking it every few hours, and check for leaks. If the level stays constant you may have had a one-time fluke. If it continues to drop, try to isolate a leak location, and take the car to your mechanic before your engine suffers major damage.

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