Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Kellyville, Sydney
Re: HELP!!! No Oil Pressure
Umm yea thanks for your help guys.. pffft
Anyways for All of you that actually care.. it was my oil pump drive shaft and the external gears.. a common problem with series 1 au's apparently..
well according to ford anyhow..
i initially thought it was just the gear on the pump drive.. it was shredded.. ok.. the motor has to be lifted up bout 12inches or so.. the sub frame has to be dropped and the sump has to come off to do this..
mechanic will charge around $600 labour.. which is what i thought i was up for.. PLUS $180 for an aftermarket oil pump which is what i wanted.. (genuine ford oil pump is $384)
All was good and well until i looked up inside the block and saw the actually drive shaft gear aswell had been shredded that also needed replacing.. the part from ford is about $100 bucks..
the radiator has to come out.. the timing chain and all the front of the motor has to come to do be able to do this..
which is what happened to me.. looking at another $400 o $500 labour..
All in all i had the 2 gears, oil pump.. and oil pump drive shaft replaced
the car was off the road for 4 days and cost me about $400
If you take it to a ford dealer or mechanic you wont see much change out of about $1200 bucks for parts and labour..
hopefully this helps someone..