Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
159 oil pressure
Well the sun was out today so I decided to change the oil and front pads and discs on my 159. I bought the stuff some time ago but winter being winter.....
After struggling to get the massive engine tray off with several seized bolts - why don't they have a little bit to remove just for the oil change? - I drained the oil, removed the oil filter element and replaced, filled oil and started the engine. It now tells me there is insufficient oil pressure. I re-checked levels, everything was tight, scratched my head a few times and re-started the engine. It has decided to tell me the heater plugs are out of use, and it still has insufficinet oil pressure. Removing the filter again, it is circulating - the new oil is dirty on the dip stick and the filter is oiled up.
I disconnected the battery, thinking that may re-set it's brain, and went on the change the pads and discs with lovely shiney grooved ones. Well I thought pins were from the eighties and before, and that calipers usually had a 14mm bolt top and bottom these days allowing you to change the pads / discs in no time. Two of us, several hours, swearing, cutting, blood blistered finger nails, eventually drilling, I now have one side done. And no new pins, so need to source them. What should have taken a couple of hours max has taken all day, and the car is not useable until the pins are in and the oil pressure issue is sorted.
On top of that, the front tyres - I would have had no idea if I hand't removed one - are about 4mm tread pretty much right accross but down to the canvas on the inside edge.
Am I the only one who thinks this gorgeous 159 estate is only good for looking at?
ANY suggestions on the oil pressure would be appreciated.