Thanks for your answer.
Assuming I do need an oil pump and crankshaft bearings, what would be a reasonable expense for this repair?
How long do you think it would take?
I am now about 350 miles from home and need to return tomorrow. Is it ok for me to continue driving?
Should I use some additive to keep me going till I get home?
It should end up costing you less than $1,000, if it did not use much oil. If it started using more thann 1 qt in 500 miles, then you sahould concider another motor, or have a completye rerbuild. These engines are bullit proof, so you could feel safe fixing yours, and getting another 150,000+ miles. For now I would add a bottle of Lucus oil treatment, or the old stand by, STP oil treatment.As long as it runs most of the time with the light or alarm off, you will be OK. Good luck
Thanks a lot, very reassuring. I'll follow your advice.