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Old 07-24-2004, 05:24   #1 (permalink)
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[B]** Urgent Help Needed, Motor trouble??[/B]

i was driving home, oil lamp came on, pull into drive way, light was only on for about 5km, i let it sit for 2hrs and checked every thing, its got full oil...
and no leaks... and now a knock and it is starting to grind......

only started it for 3-4 sec.. then shut it down.
I just did a full sevice on it too, less than 2000km ago????

its got 170km on it?

PLEASE, what do you think it may be, i cant afford to buy a new motor and i have my second child due in 2 months......

Thanking you all..

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Old 07-24-2004, 07:17   #2 (permalink)
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Re: **urgent, HeLp, no oil pressure??

It sounds like the oil pump has seized or the pick-up has become blocked, and the noises you're hearing probably mean an engine rebuild. Maybe get the car towed to your mechanic to check - but don't drive it anymore.
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Old 07-24-2004, 07:25   #3 (permalink)
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Re: **urgent, HeLp, no oil pressure??

if its an ef falcon or au, they can sheer the role pin that goes through the gear that drives the oil pump ..... if the light was on for 5 km then u have done damage .....
As soon as the oil light comes on you should stop....
it may be a faulty switch but if u say it was grinding then you may have done some damage
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Old 07-24-2004, 07:34   #4 (permalink)
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i was driving home, oil lamp came on, pull into drive way, light was only on for about 5km, i let it sit for 2hrs and checked every thing, its got full oil...
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WTF, why did you drive it with the OIL light on, i hope your into fishing as by the sound of it the motor is only good for an Anchor now

you should never run an engine with the oil light on, if for some reason the light comes on whilist driving shut the thing down IMMEDIATLY & then investigate to see what has gone wrong

no offence but do you know what the warning lights in the car are called

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Re: **urgent, HeLp, no oil pressure??

thanks guys,

Yes Dude i have been around cars for a long time, just not fords..

The Au shits all over holdens, it drive smoother and has more power.
and handles smoother and better.
This all coming from a holden guy,

Yes, i have towed many carz from low oil pressure...
But my wife was driving with my mother back from shopping in the storm we have on saturday, no ph. and 7 months pregnate with my 15 month old son in the back,
So when you have kids dude, you will understand, why its was driven home..

** i got a motor with 80000km on it, 6mths parts and labour warrenty, 25000km,
for only $990 delivery and fitted by a performance guy in my area, for $550 with towing.

so it will be fixed this friday.

And yep the pin fellout of the oil pump! Cheers

Now ill fit the blower i got cheap on it!
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thanks guys,

Yes Dude i have been around cars for a long time, just not fords..

The Au shits all over holdens, it drive smoother and has more power.
and handles smoother and better.
This all coming from a holden guy,

Yes, i have towed many carz from low oil pressure...
But my wife was driving with my mother back from shopping in the storm we have on saturday, no ph. and 7 months pregnate with my 15 month old son in the back,
So when you have kids dude, you will understand, why its was driven home..

thanks but i have 6 already & am not planing on any more, time to enjoy the grand children now

** i got a motor with 80000km on it, 6mths parts and labour warrenty, 25000km,
for only $990 delivery and fitted by a performance guy in my area, for $550 with towing.

so it will be fixed this friday.

And yep the pin fellout of the oil pump! Cheers

Now ill fit the blower i got cheap on it!
good to hear that you have it sorted

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how good was that for a diagnoisis bad to hear about having to get a motor though
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Old 07-26-2004, 06:53   #8 (permalink)
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Re: **urgent, HeLp, no oil pressure??

You may not have needed a new motor. If you just changed the oil (providing it was good oil) there should of been enough left on the journals to get u 5kms

The knock would of been the lifters running dry. And the grinding could of been your imagination.
Oh well. Better to be safe than spend a few hunge fixing the oil pump and the motor IS actually stuffed
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