My car developed some bad oil leaks somewhere and ran out of oil and subsequently conked out. What exactly happens to an engine when it is run with no oil? I believe it heats up? There was a rattling noise before it conked out. What damage will be caused?
After having let it cool down, I plan to refill it with the full amount of oil and try and restart it. Is it likely to restart? How do I get it running back to normal. Advice welcome.
Bearing in mind that its 14 yr old 1.6 carb nissan engine. How easy is it to swap one of these from a scrap yard?