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hi all, I hope some of you might have some advise for me. There is an oily reisidue in the spark plugs of my 3003 Hyundai elantra 1.6 petrol car. I have had this car for several years with no problem. however I havent changed the oil for ages, It was almost bone dry when I checked it. right now I have given the car a full service and put in clean oil. However, when i went to change the spark plugs I noticed they were fairly oily. My question is will this have completly wrecked the car or is it rescueable. It has been driving fine remarkably. there was just a funny noirse from the engine that initially caused me to check the oil. Imagine my shock when I saw how empty it was. I have no excuse for doing such a thing, just kept putting it on the long finger. Any advise appreciated,.
 

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Good to know you take full responsibility for your 3003 Elantra.

Running it dry of oil and never changing it is, of course, a really bad thing. No telling how long it will last now. I stick to regular dino oil if I were you and avoid synthetic. And keep the oil clean and changed. Keep it topped off too.

Just drive it till it dies. I've seen motors in far worse shape that lasted long enough.
 
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