So today I was checking the ATF level in my Safari because I thought it was low (here's a hint: it was way low) and figured while I was under the hood I'd check the oil level. Turns out there was, uh, none in there. The dipstick was dry.

Luckily we had some oil handy and it took about 3 quarts of oil. The engine's capacity is 4.5 quarts. But, while we had oil on had, it was 5W-20 instead of 5W-30. But, my teacher said any oil is better than no oil at all, so it went in anyway.

I guess maybe I should get an oil change?

What doesn't make sense is that the oil pressure gauge was reading about normal. Not drastically low or anything. I wonder how long it's been so, so low?

Also there's decently good ATF leak coming from the engine bay. What the hell could trans fluid be leaking from in the engine bay?

Eh, whatever, clearly this thing could run without any fluids in it without issue.

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I will say this, it feels more alive now. A little more pep in its step and smoother shifts.

I also had to move my teacher's extended cab, long bed Silverado Duramax, I was only slightly terrified of hitting something in the tight shop.