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nadgtt1982

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getting no oil through engine
« on: 11:07, Mon 08 August 2011 »
Hello, i think i know the answer but id better ask anyway. Ive taken my sump off to investigate some low oil pressure at idle and found a load of shite clinging to the oil pump strainer.

Ive taken the strainer off away from the pump to clean it and also shimmed the spring whilst it was off, i did try to take the the pump away from the block but it didnt budge :roll: , anyway ive bolted it all back and turned her over for quite a few times and ive not had any oil come through the turbo oil feed pipe.
 
 Ive now looked through the haynes manual and noticed it says top the oil pump up with oil before boltiing on, so im guessing ive got an air lock or something hense why ive no oil appearing, anyone had this experience :?:

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Re: getting no oil through engine
« Reply #1 on: 11:26, Mon 08 August 2011 »
had this problem before myself.
had the car running for 5 mins with no oil getting to the top end.
easy way to sort this.
pack the oil pump with molyslip grease or vaseline and then refit. its aids the oil being sucked up. run the car till it gets warm, then drop the oil out of it. the moly slip / vaseline won't kill the engine....

Gotta love that vaseline :lol:

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Re: getting no oil through engine
« Reply #2 on: 14:05, Mon 08 August 2011 »
you could try back feeding the oil pump it may or may not work but worth a try before taking the sump back off

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Re: getting no oil through engine
« Reply #3 on: 19:05, Mon 08 August 2011 »
I did this aswell.

Came through after a while on the starter.....seemed like a looooong time though. I always dread watching that oil light in the hope it does actually go out!  :lol:

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Re: getting no oil through engine
« Reply #4 on: 20:15, Mon 08 August 2011 »
Does take a while sometimes, thats why you are advised to turn the engine over for 30 secs or untill oil warning light goes out before starting.

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Re: getting no oil through engine
« Reply #5 on: 20:32, Mon 08 August 2011 »
Hmm, not sure my oil warning light works!

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Re: getting no oil through engine
« Reply #6 on: 10:32, Tue 09 August 2011 »
Quote from: "fordy"
you could try back feeding the oil pump it may or may not work but worth a try before taking the sump back off

How do you mean fordy :?:  i was wondering if i could pour oil down through the distributor hole, only a guess that it would get to the pump  :lol:

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Re: getting no oil through engine
« Reply #7 on: 10:36, Tue 09 August 2011 »
Quote from: "5teve L"
Does take a while sometimes, thats why you are advised to turn the engine over for 30 secs or untill oil warning light goes out before starting.

I never started the car, just turned it over about 4 times each around 20 secs each turn, oil light never went out  :roll:

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Re: getting no oil through engine
« Reply #8 on: 10:38, Tue 09 August 2011 »
Quote from: "James5"
had this problem before myself.
had the car running for 5 mins with no oil getting to the top end.
easy way to sort this.
pack the oil pump with molyslip grease or vaseline and then refit. its aids the oil being sucked up. run the car till it gets warm, then drop the oil out of it. the moly slip / vaseline won't kill the engine....

Gotta love that vaseline :lol:

 :lol: i may have to try this when i get chance to work on her again cheers  :)