Re: Oil light - any ideas?
"DON" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> Can anyone give me some hints on an oil problem? I have a 1998 Disco
> The symptoms are:
> - Start up (engine cold), no problem
> - after about half hour's drive (engine now reasonably warm) the oil
> comes on a tickover (c700-750 RPM)
> - a short while later, I cannot get the oil light to come on at all,
> so my
> friendly local garage (who run a 110 with a 300TDI) think I'm going
> - yesterday, we drove for about half an hour at 70mph and when I
> down, the oil light came on at about 1100RPM
> I've had the car in the garage a couple of times over this, but the
> mechanic says that he can't find anything wrong - the engine sounds
> OK; pressure readings are OK. He thinks it might be the pressure
> switch - does this seem reasonable? It has Shell oil of the correct
> grade and a new filter (first step was an oil change).
> I'm open to suggestions . . .
Not a Land Rover, but in the dim and distant recesses of my mind I seem
to remember having a similar problem that was solved by replacing the
oil pump. But I'm not a mechanic! On that particular vehicle, it was a
fairly easy job too. I think it might have been a Peugeot 504 -- but
then I don't think it is easy to take the sump off a 504, so....
....and, then again, you say the pressure readings are OK. That's the oil
pressure readings, right??