I was cruising around today on my "new" 2001 LX. At one point, it nearly shut off while I was going 40. The nose dove but I got it to the side of the road. Everything looked okay, but it looks like I may have run it out of oil. I had checked the other day and it looked fine, but when I looked, it was bone dry in the reserve.
I walked home and got the 30 weight auto oil the last owner recommended and filled the tank. It started again and I idled it for 5 minutes and thought everything was okay. Another mile down the road and it did it again, nose-dive and died. I waited a minute and amazingly, it started again.
It had a hard time idling, but I got it home, just as it died again. At the end, I heard a tinging noise in the engine. I can still start it so I guess I didn't lock the engine up yet, but I'm worried something is wrong with the oil and don't want to ruin the damn engine.
Any ideas what I should try?