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Old 05-05-11, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Broken down due to oil pressure too low...

I had my cambelt and waterpump replaced last week on my 307 1.6 hdi, since the job I've been getting a warning 'oil pressure too low' every time I start up but I havnt been able to do anything about it. Driving through birmingham last night the cars STOP light came up and I lost all power and had to pull over. Aa sent out a numpty and he told me to top up the oil, i bought 1l of diesel oil and he topped it up and left- but he wrote on the form- suspected oil pump issue. Then the aa sent a proper guy to have a look and when i told him i have breakdown repair cover with aa he took the car to a halfords and took me n my mate to my mates house in Brum and I'm just left waiting to hear what's going to happen...could it be days???

My questions are why since literally having cambelt changed (as soon as job was done) have I been getting this oil pressure prob. Secondly, sounds like I need new oil and filter, what's the best oil for my diesel 05' hdi ?

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Old 05-05-11, 02:27 PM   #2
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i would take it back to the garage that did it and ask them to rectify it as they are the one who are suspected of causing the fault.

do this twice and if they do not sort it...trading standards are on your side. (personal exp told me this)

in your user manual it will tell you the recommened grade...personally i use 5w30 but some say 5w40....not much difference to be honest.

as for brand...i would say millers oil, i use this myself and the car sounds quieter and the mpg has improved slightly...but that can be just down to servicing it mine is due another service in 5k miles (about 4 months to me) so will be defo using millers again.
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Problem is I didn't go to a proper garage to get the work done, I bought the parts and got this guy I know through someone else to do the work cheap.... So I just need to deal with the prob now, I should mention it to the guy that did it though.

Thanks for advice about what oil to buy, how do I do an engine flush? Would that help along with oil filter change...
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Yea it helps slightly, I use it when changing the oil. Just add it to your old oil and run engine for about 10 mins then drain oil. Its supposed to help flush out all contaminants.

Halfords were selling it for 5.99 but I picked up a few on clearance at 99p, comma brand....
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i've heard about this oil flush stuff...but never tried it. might have to give it ago.

normally i warm the engine a little (to get the oil moving) then i ramp it and drain the oil. wait till all that is drained, then remove the oil filter...last one needed a screw driver in the side and a few words from my french vocabulary. easy enough to do like.

awaiting an email back from a dealer to book my car in for a timing belt renewal. get that and service the vehicle myself will have to look at that flush stuff
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Did the AA guy try restarting the car at the roadside after topping up the oil? If so, what happened?
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I would say oil filter wasn`t fitted correctly.
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I would say oil filter wasn`t fitted correctly.
You'd want to be some clown not to fit the filter correctly on this engine. It only goes on one way.
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Would the large rubber washer buggered not have a bearing on it or the oil filter collapsing inside if it wasn`t genuine , this is the cartridge one yes?
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Would the large rubber washer buggered not have a bearing on it or the oil filter collapsing inside if it wasn`t genuine , this is the cartridge one yes?
No shouldn't do. I reckon the pickup in the sump is blocked.
Was there a turbo fitted lately?
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