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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:25 am 
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It wouldn't just simply be my oil pump?
Or possibly the oil pressure gauge.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:03 am 
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A lot of the time it depends on how the engine was looked after prior to you owning it.
The bottom pick is of an engine that has an oil change every 5,000 km....using Mitsubishi 15W50 engine oil.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:50 am 
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First owner was an old man, second was a family friend who is a mechanic and now me.
I believe it was serviced regularly.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:11 am 
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Atlas600 wrote:
It wouldn't just simply be my oil pump?
Or possibly the oil pressure gauge.


first thing i would try is get a mechanical oil pressure gauge and check the pressure, it may just be a bad sender.

then if its still suffering low oil pressure it could be worn bottom end bearings..
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Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:43 am 
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Like a cheap replacement engine.

I have a 130 000km old one sitting at home it's anyone's for $250.


Exactly, I just picked one up with 150,000 for $250 with an auto a few weeks ago to replace mine thats ready to see 300 & box that's about to give up. The way I look at it, I'm halving my kms for $250. Can't go wrong as long as you have the gear to do it.

It could be the pump, but the point were all getting at is if it's got internal mechanical problems, your better off just replacing with a low km unit. Saves opening anything up and replacing expensive parts in an already old worn out motor. If it is only a sender, which I doubt because they usually either work or they don't, then all is well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:30 pm 
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I'll wait till its out of impound and get to the bottom of it.
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Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:03 pm 
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I'll wait till its out of impound and get to the bottom of it.
Thanks guys


In impound as in, "OOOOP'S Officer I wasn't doing that"?
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Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Atlas600 wrote:
I'll wait till its out of impound and get to the bottom of it.
Thanks guys


In impound as in, "OOOOP'S Officer I wasn't doing that"?
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I believe that is the case grumpy cat.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:42 pm 
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And as you have now tweeked our curiosity, what manner of displeasure did you impose upon the Officers of the Law to warrent this "Impound" and I assume some walking afterwards will be involved.
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Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Got done by the ring Rd speed camera doing 52kmh over i get it back in two weeks
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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:06 pm 
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For the uneducated among us, what is the speed limit on the Ring Road?
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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:16 pm 
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100kmh where I went through lol won't be doing that again
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Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:54 pm 
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You get the car back in 2 weeks, how long for your Liscence?
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 Post subject: Re: Oil suggestions
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:01 pm 
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100kmh where I went through lol won't be doing that again

And at what time of the day or night did this occur young man?
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