A few days ago i posted a question about the dealer reporting some oil spillage/leakage but that it passed the mechanical test. I checked the oil level of the car from my 80 minute drive home and it was a little below half (so plenty). Now i dont know how much oil was in the car when i bought it. Now, a few days later. My oil danger light turned on this morning. So i parked my car, waited about 15 minutes and checked the oil level. It was at the bare minimum. Now obviously the oil level shouldn't drop so fast. Is there anything i can check/do to resolve this? I've already made an apointment with my mechanic but i was wondering if there is something i can check for to make his job easier.
On a related note, the oil light turned off after about 3 minutes. (yes i finished my ride to work since it was a four minute drive). Would it be wise for me to drive home after work? Its about a 40 minute drive.
I just checked my oil level again (after 4 hours of not running) and the oil level was back to what it was a few days ago. Could this mean that my engine, for some reason, holds a lot of oil somewhere? I'm not a mechanic so i have no idea how any of this works but im keen to learn.