Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2004 W220 (S430) ; 2001 R129 (SL500) Sport
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast--formerly Charlottesville, VA
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Driving a half mile with the yellow oil light on is negligence. No, the engine would not necessarily be damaged if you stopped immediately. Yes, the oil would drain from the sump quickly with a hole that size, but the damage would not necessarily be immediate.
Your insurance company is not responsible for your decision to drive with the yellow light on. If you were in a dangerous area, the cost of your repair may be cheap compared to the value of your life. I might have made the decision to drive on, but I would not expect the insurance company to relieve me of the cost of the choice.
"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."--John Steinbeck