John Deere 318 ran way low on oil, notice it was having problem running. Looked down saw oil light and turn it off as it sounded like it was about to blow. Check stick, sure enough, hardly any oil. Crap. Thought for sure it was a goner. Light grey smoke coming out of dip stick hole when I opened it. Went and got more oil, let cool, and prayed for it to start. Couldn't believe it did. Drove back to the garage from a ways out (I have 10 acres and was mowing a trail). Have started it up a few times to let it run. Its loud, always has been. Don't think I hear anything out of the ordinary. This John Deere 318 had been redone and looks brand new. I will be mad forever if its ruined. Going to mow the last little bit tomorrow and see how it runs. Than will change the oil in it and filter.
Anyways, am I screwed here. Or did I get lucky. I know I took many hours of the motor. But it didn't lock up, can't seem to find any leaks. Surprised it was down that low to begin with. Don't here any knocking. Crossing my finger here that it runs tomorrow with no problem, and in the future. I have hills and wear ear protection, afraid it was starving of oil well before I shut it off. And when I did, It acted like it was getting close to blowing up. I know, I'm an idiot for not checking oil in the last month.