I had not checked my oil for two months....shame on me. "check gages" light comes on twice briefly for about 4 seconds each, i check my oil and there is none on the dipstick. i had heard no knocking or strange noises coming from the engine. it was running fine. i put in 1 quart....let it sit for a few minutes, nothing. Another quart, started it up, let it sit, nothing. 3 quarts, same process and bam! oil level was to the operating range. i let it run for about 10 minutes, still no strange noises and it had consistant oil pressure. drove down the road, seemed to be fine. Is there anything i could have damaged that i would not notice right away? i really hope this was just a close call!