156 2ltr Bottom end rebuild, something still isnt right?
About three weeks ago, I took my 156 off the road to try and replace the bottom end bearing shells, it had that usual tap, tap tap, no boom though!
Today, I manged to get everything back together, I had it turning over on the starter, okay. Then plucked up some courage. put the coils in and fired it up.... It started, sounded tappy straight away, the oil light stayed on longer than I thought it should and then it stopped before I got a chance to stop it my self. (that may be down to a weak battery).
Anyway, puzzled I disconnected the coils, spun it over again (using jump leads off my other car for help). It sounds fine on the starter but the oil light doesn't go out, although I am not sure if the starter alone will spin it hard enough to put the light out?
Popped the coils back in started again, sounded better but the oil light is still staying on , so I stopped it.
Two things spring to mind, some how I have blocked the oil pick up, or maybe the oil pressure sensor has simply randomly failed. Is there a way of getting a pressure reading off the car or would I need to find and unscrew the sensor and plug in an old fashioned pressure gauge?
Any thoughts/ideas would be greatly appreciated and I will post up some bad re build picks in a bit...