This morning my car stalled when I turned on the engine (left it in gear the night before, stupid me) and my oil pressure light came up for a few seconds then it disappeared. Will it be fine?

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    Assuming this is not a manual (as leaving a manual in gear is quite common AFAIK.) However, check the oil level. If normal I wouldn't worry.
    – jensgram
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 13:59
  • It's a manual haha literally forgot to put it back to neutral.
    – Victor Yu
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 14:41
  • Low RPMs are going to lead to low oil pressure. Sounds normal.
    – JPhi1618
    Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 18:21

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This site already has a few "what gear to leave a parked manual". Answers vary but I have found no evidence (neither on this site nor elsewhere) that parking in a low gear is actually harmful. Actually, that was how I learned to leave a parked car.

As for your question, I would advice that you check the engine oil level. If normal, nothing to worry about.

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