[QUOTE=barnakiel;2209787]It is OK to run but should you run out of oil, you will kill the engine
A small leak can become a big leak (e.g. from the drain plug).
If you can positively testify it is the gasket
round the sump, just add oil, check oil, keep on going.
That is a curious thing to say. A pipe plug
will probably not come loose but any kind of a crush gasket can come loose, especially if it's not a new gasket, you can only crush them so much. Nothing that leaves the safety
of the earths surface does so without a safety
wired drain plug