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Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 22:44:47 GMT
From: (Eoin)
Subject: Re: turbo question (85 900 16v)

If the low-pressure light's on plus you hear the clacking, you really don't have any oil pressure. If the crankcase has the proper level in it, that's not good. These things come immediately to mind: The oil pump is not pumping. Bad news. There is something blocking either the oil pickup (like the screen is blocked) or a primary oil passage either before or right after the oil pump (or filter). If the pickup screen happens to be blocked, you may be able to clear it by removing the oil pan and that'll be it. The question then would be what got in there and why. I leave more explanations to people who stop and consider this more thoroughly. --Eoin On Thu, 1 Apr 1999 12:42:10 -0600, "bigfoot" <> wrote: >I need some direction on this. Last night, my 85 900 turbo did something I >have not experienced before, and it has me worried. While driving, the oil >light came on as I was decellerating. When I applied pressure to the gas, >the light went back off. I pulled over immediately, and since I had just >changed the oil hours before, I checked the drain plug (fine) and oil level, >also fine. I proceeded into the grocery store, and when leaving, the light >was back on and would not go off even when the accelerator was depressed. I >pulled into the gas station to fill up, checked the oil level again, and >looked for anything obvious - again nothing looked awry. The engine then >started to make some clacking/clicking noise, almost like a "sticky lifter" >sound. At this point I am getting really worried. I drove slowly home, >hearing intermittent metallic "clacking" sounds, and there is no boost at >all. Does this sound like a turbo that failed? I have never had one fail, >so I am completely inexperienced with this. What other things should I look >at? I am planning on taking it to my mechanic, but I would like some info >beforehand so I can talk about it intelligently and know what to expect. >Thanks for any quick responses!! > > > Addressable as Bullwinkle in the commercial domain of mostlysunny

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