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Could have to strip it and tap piston out but lubricate or could damage barrol

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Mechanic book

which engine? size?
the ECU nor any lamp can save the engine with no oil or too low
or never changed out.
you missed, week level checks.
and if levels drop fast (as it will driving real fast)
you check more often, in fact you learn what your engine needs.
my guess is loss of oil pressure,
the idiot lamp( just name) comes on with its TOO LATE..
on most cars made.
get a real gauge called oil pressure.
or the engine overheated
or just bad luck.
what seized, cam , crank or rod bearings.
the machinist will tell you for sure what failed.
the pump or low levels.
push rod engines. the rear rod bearings like to fail first (low oil)
then on overhead cams, they bite dust first. (top end oiling can fail easy)
also, on the last rebuild did (no 2 before) the PO, ran water for antifreeze this cause the internal freeze plugs to pop and
water in oil and rear rod spun(seized)
water makes really poor oil substitute.
when you take it down there are tons of clues.
blue metal.
oil looks like chocolate milk shack
bearings spun ,cam bearings gone.
cracks in block and head.
ever inch checked then pressure tested before rebuild.

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If you ran your engine out of oil and it quit running before you could add more oil you just might have seized your engine. Always keep your engine filled to the proper capacity with oil.
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