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My oil pressure warning light is flickering at lowish revs (up to about 1500 ). My local garage has replaced the pressure switch to no avail and now recommend a replacement oil pump ; but from where ????
The engine is a 1.6 boxer in a 1996 146 . Does anyone have any ideas where I might look for such a part , new or used , or can they be reconditioned anywhere ? Does any other car use the same pump ?
I live near Chester .
The local Mangoletsi dealership were a great help , recommending I should scrap the car :rage::eek:
 

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The local Mangoletsi dealership were a great help , recommending I should scrap the car :rage::eek:
The first half of that sentence had me worried!

Have you done a pressure test to see how much pressure there actually is?
 

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Not yet , but that is on the cards . I don't have facilities myself so am looking to get the garage to do that for me; they don't seem that interested so might have to go somewhere else !
 

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You should check the pressure, but also look for anormal noises. To get to the pump, the best and fast option IMO is to take out the engine, because the pump is on the back of the engine, where the bellhousing of the gearbox bolts to it.

Also, I mentioned the anormal noises because high tolerance on crankshaft pins could produce this sympton, especially when the oil is hot.
 

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My oil pressure warning light is flickering at lowish revs (up to about 1500 ). My local garage has replaced the pressure switch to no avail and now recommend a replacement oil pump ; but from where ????
The engine is a 1.6 boxer in a 1996 146 . Does anyone have any ideas where I might look for such a part , new or used , or can they be reconditioned anywhere ? Does any other car use the same pump ?
I live near Chester .
The local Mangoletsi dealership were a great help , recommending I should scrap the car :rage::eek:
Agree as above. get it to a specialist. get the pressure checked properly hot and cold and then diagnose the issue. could be worn pump or it could be worn bearings allowing oil pressure to drop. no point just replacing parts without knowing the issue.
 

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Update

Just to let you know how I got on :
The car is back and no oil light is flickering :happy: It now goes out as soon as the engine fires .
What needed replacing ? Well .......nothing !
The lads stripped the bottom end ; crank was fine , shells were fine , pump was fine , pickup was fine and the oil was clean and clearly not very old , so they put it back together with a bit of TLC and all was well :happy:
Perhaps she just needed a bit of TLC , perhaps the reassembly cured some not-obvious hiccup , or perhaps an unsuitable oil had been used at last service ? We'll never know , but all is well so I am happy again :happy:
Thanks for all your interest !
 
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