VW sporadic oil pressure red light flash

   #1  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
Anything else to blame for sporadic oil pressure red light than bad/ clogged balance shaft? I opened the oil pan found some remaining sealant and little plastic. Is it a sign of bad balance shafts?

I did timing chain and cylinder head rebuilt work but never opened and inspect the balance shafts.

Could it be the balance shaft tensioner I did not replace? The oil warning sensor is clean and no oil in the connector. mann oil filter and 5w30 full synthetic oil in there.
It usually happens after the car driven for long with AC specially and when you slow down and stop then try to accelerate again.
One more thing, the top of the engine feels super super hot, but there is no overheating and coolant level is at right level. No engine light on nor error code when scanning with ross tech cable

The car is a 2012 vw eos cbfa engine
 
   #2  

2kaa52

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 25, 2019
Messages
218
Reaction score
91
Location
Ceska Republica, Praha
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=319193
Pls send Autoscan and tell us how many miles/Kilometer car has driven total
 
   #3  

Dukedesmo

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 15, 2016
Messages
114
Reaction score
85
Location
UK
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=288946
Don't know about your engine but my first port of call for low oil pressure warning would be to check the pressure sensor is working correctly - wouldn't be the first time one failed and a lot easier/cheaper than any engine work.

If that checks out then measure the actual pressure.
 
   #4  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
Pls send Autoscan and tell us how many miles/Kilometer car has driven total
There is no error in the computer. What difference it make providing scan or not?
 
   #5  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
Don't know about your engine but my first port of call for low oil pressure warning would be to check the pressure sensor is working correctly - wouldn't be the first time one failed and a lot easier/cheaper than any engine work.

If that checks out then measure the actual pressure.
I agree with your approach. I inspected the switch no sign of failure. Yesterday injector stopped so I cannot run tests atm, but for sure I will do actual pressure check and switch replacement when i get injector installed
 
   #6  

PetrolDave

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Dec 16, 2014
Messages
6,610
Reaction score
6,636
Location
Westbury, UK
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=1423
There is no error in the computer. What difference it make providing scan or not?
A scan is not just about errors, it tells how your EOS is equipped and configured - they're not all the same so knowing about yours is necessary to give the correct answer.
 
   #7  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
A scan is not just about errors, it tells how your EOS is equipped and configured - they're not all the same so knowing about yours is necessary to give the correct answer.
I do not agree on 'they are not all the same' specially when it comes to 2012 all have CBFA engine, but I will get you the scan anyway as soon as I can. Cheers
 
   #8  

PetrolDave

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Dec 16, 2014
Messages
6,610
Reaction score
6,636
Location
Westbury, UK
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=1423
I do not agree on 'they are not all the same' specially when it comes to 2012 all have CBFA engine
... but they may not all have the same hardware and software versions of the ECUs - and that is probably even more important to know than the hardware type of the physical engine.
 
   #9  

JMR

Professional User
Professional VCDS User
Joined
Sep 27, 2021
Messages
3,483
Reaction score
2,054
Location
Romania
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=432218
I do not agree on 'they are not all the same' specially when it comes to 2012 all have CBFA engine, but I will get you the scan anyway as soon as I can. Cheers
or ..you don't need to post an auto-scan and no help will be needed now, am i right? i
Anyway, if you had sealant remains i'd check the oil pump for clogs
 
   #10  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
... but they may not all have the same hardware and software versions of the ECUs - and that is probably even more important to know than the hardware type of the physical engine.
It feels like - no scan no help :(

I am with you on sealant remain, check oil pump clogs. I took off the oil pan, the screen was not dirty but the bottom of the pane had sealant remaining. Oil seems moving up, but top if the engine gets super hot ( no ober heat). I am afraid the oil not getting to bottom quick hence there is low pressure when the oil pump push oil up again. Agre on this?

I removed the oil cap when the engine was running, lots of oil came out. It felt like it was a pool of oil tye top of the engine. If this is the issue, do you think there is passage I can clean after removing the cylinder head?
 
   #11  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
Code:
Friday,28,October,2022,10:14:18:15095
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 7 x86(VirtualBox)
VCDS Version 22.9.0.0
Data version: 20220830 DS341.0
www.Ross-Tech.com


VIN: WVWBW7AH1CV003677   License Plate: 10-28
Mileage: 199590km-124019mi   Repair Order:



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Chassis Type: AH-VW36 (7N0)
Scan: 01 02 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 1C 25 26 2E 42 44 46 52 56 62 63
          65 72 77

VIN: WVWBW7AH1CV003677   Mileage: 199590km-124019miles

01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010
02-Auto Trans -- Status: OK 0000
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: Malfunction 0010
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
1C-Position Sensing -- Status: OK 0000
25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000
26-Auto Roof -- Status: Malfunction 0010
2E-Media Player 3 -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
56-Radio -- Status: Malfunction 0010
62-Door, Rear Left -- Status: OK 0000
63-Entry Assist,D -- Status: OK 0000
65-Tire Pressure -- Status: OK 0000
72-Door, Rear Right -- Status: OK 0000
77-Telephone -- Status: OK 0000
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 01: Engine (CBF)       Labels:. 06J-907-115-CBF.clb
   Part No SW: 06J 997 028 Q    HW: 06J 907 309 B
   Component: MED17.5.2        03 1501  
   Revision: PAH04---    Serial number:              
   Coding: 041C01081C070160
   Shop #: WSC 33701 002 1048576
   VCID: 44A9A5BC07A128AD27-8011
   VINID: 9E69D29C74580539800031871C741C257B

3 Faults Found:
000768 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
               P0300 - 000 -  - MIL ON
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 11100000
                    Fault Priority: 0
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 255
                    Mileage: 199597 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2017.03.14
                    Time: 20:50:37

             Freeze Frame:
                    RPM: 844 /min
                    Load: 17.2 %
                    Speed: 0.0 km/h
                    Temperature: 57.0∞C
                    Temperature: 26.0∞C
                    Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
                    Voltage: 13.843 V

000769 - Cylinder 1
               P0301 - 000 - Misfire Detected - MIL ON
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 11100000
                    Fault Priority: 0
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 255
                    Mileage: 199597 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2017.03.14
                    Time: 20:50:37

             Freeze Frame:
                    RPM: 844 /min
                    Load: 17.2 %
                    Speed: 0.0 km/h
                    Temperature: 57.0∞C
                    Temperature: 26.0∞C
                    Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
                    Voltage: 13.843 V

004874 - Cylinder Disabling
               P130A - 000 -  - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00100000
                    Fault Priority: 0
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 255
                    Mileage: 199597 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2017.03.14
                    Time: 20:51:28

             Freeze Frame:
                    RPM: 766 /min
                    Load: 22.3 %
                    Speed: 0.0 km/h
                    Temperature: 60.0∞C
                    Temperature: 26.0∞C
                    Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
                    Voltage: 13.970 V

Readiness: 1110 1101

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 02: Auto Trans        Labels: 02E-927-770.clb
   Part No SW: 02E 300 057 B    HW: 02E 927 770 AL
   Component: GSG DSG AG6     511 2730  
   Revision: 05351113    Serial number: 00001103120744
   Coding: 0000020
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 181121CC2BA95C4D9B-804D

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104)       Labels:. 1K0-907-379-60EC1F.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 BE    HW: 1K0 907 379 BE
   Component: ESP MK60EC1   H31 0108  
   Revision: 00H31001    
   Coding: 514B600A492200FD8A1106EB92200041310000
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 76CD0F74C1FDCA3D69-8023

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 08: Auto HVAC (J255)       Labels:| 5K0-907-044.clb
   Part No SW: 5K0 907 044 FS    HW: 5K0 907 044 FS
   Component: Climatronic   H17 1011  
   Revision: 00003001    
   Coding: 0000001002
   Shop #: WSC 00020 999 00000
   ASAM Dataset: EV_Climatronic A01010
   ROD: EV_ClimaAutoBasis_VW36.rod
   VCID: 01276CA89033FD854C-8055

1 Fault Found:
13701888 - Function Restriction due to Faults in Other Modules
          U1113 00 [008] - -
          [New feature! Extended UDS fault detail is only supported by current gen. interfaces]
          Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00000001
                    Fault Priority: 6
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 142
                    Mileage: 198971 km
                    Date: 2022.10.14
                    Time: 13:11:52


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519)       Labels:. 1K0-937-08x-09.clb
   Part No SW: 5K0 937 087 Q    HW: 5K0 937 087 Q
   Component: BCM PQ35 H+   111 0147  
   Revision: BL111001    
   Coding: 6D000A1B86232E6480880081700085444001600641000D60648060000040
   Shop #: WSC 33361 790 00999
   VCID: 43ABA6A0C2AF2F951E-8017

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1Q1 955 119 C  Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
   Component: Wischer 22031  26  0512
   Coding: 009795

1 Fault Found:
02746 - Bulb for Daytime Running Light; Right
            010 - Open or Short to Plus - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00101010
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 4
                    Reset counter: 148
                    Mileage: 198958 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2017.03.02
                    Time: 16:47:22

             Freeze Frame:
                        Term 15 On
                    Voltage: 13.65 V
                        ON
                        ON
                        ON
                        OFF
                        ON


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 1Q0-959-655.lbl
   Part No SW: 1Q0 959 655 B    HW: 1Q0 959 655 B
   Component: 15 Airbag VW8C      0210  
   Revision: 92011021    Serial number: 003G2000HATY  
   Coding: 0012597
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 3B5BDE407A5F575556-806F

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1Q0 959 339 A
   Component: BF-Gewichtsens. 007 0003

   Subsystem 2 - Serial number: 5F95Q        

   Subsystem 3 - Serial number: 0001.01.000000700000000000ˇÜ63

   Subsystem 4 - Serial number: 000000ˇÜ6332SRB40D5B8CAAOˇÜ63

   Subsystem 5 - Serial number: B8CAAOˇÜ6342SRB40D5E4D15BˇÜ63

   Subsystem 6 - Serial number: E4D15BˇÜ6372URB40490D9095ˇÜ63

   Subsystem 7 - Serial number: 0D9095ˇÜ6382URB40490BE3FIˇ

   Subsystem 8 - Serial number: 0BE3FIˇ

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 16: Steering wheel (J527)       Labels:| 5K0-953-569.clb
   Part No SW: 1K5 953 521 AK    HW: 5K0 953 569 B
   Component: LENKS.MODUL   014 0140  
   Revision: FF010040    Serial number: 20110328201098
   Coding: 088A140000
   Shop #: WSC 00020 999 00000
   ASAM Dataset: EV_SMLSNGVOLWSXS A01004
   ROD: EV_SMLSNGVOLWS.rod
   VCID: 76CD0F74C9FDCA3D69-8023

   Multifunction steering wheel control module:
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 3C8 959 537 D    HW: 3C8 959 537 D  Labels: 3C8-959-537.CLB
   Component: E221__MFL-TK6  H06 0022
   Coding: E20000

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 17: Instruments (J285)       Labels:| 5K0-920-xxx-17.clb-SRI1
   Part No SW: 1Q0 920 975 B    HW: 1Q0 920 975 B
   Component: KOMBI         H20 0420  
   Serial number: 00000000000000
   Coding: 271F00
   Shop #: WSC 00020 999 00000
   ASAM Dataset: EV_Kombi_UDS_VDD_RM09 A04089
   ROD: EV_Kombi_UDS_VDD_RM09_004_VW36.rod
   VCID: 3449F57C9F01982D97-8061

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 19: CAN Gateway (J533)       Labels:. 7N0-907-530-V2.clb
   Part No SW: 7N0 907 530 C    HW: 1K0 907 951
   Component: J533  Gateway H37 0614  
   Revision:   H37       Serial number: 010411F2000978
   Coding: 355000
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 3041F96C6319A40DF3-8065

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 1C: Position Sensing        Labels: 1Kx-919-xxx-1C.lbl
   Part No SW: 1Q0 919 965 A    HW: 1Q0 919 965 A
   Component: Kompass         001 0001  
   Revision: 00001000    Serial number: 1350208RLKLY04
   Coding: 0000002
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 3A55DB4475656E5D4D-806F

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 25: Immobilizer
Cannot be reached

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 26: Auto Roof        Labels: 1Q0-959-255.clb
   Part No SW: 1Q0 959 255 F    HW: 1Q0 959 255 F
   Component: Verdecksteuergeraet 0854  
   Revision: 0033100Q    Serial number: 110750544    
   Coding: 0655364
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 3B5BDE407A5F575556-806F

1 Fault Found:
02805 - System Interference
            000 - - - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00110000
                    Fault Priority: 5
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 142
                    Mileage: 199051 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2017.03.06
                    Time: 18:25:53

             Freeze Frame:
                    Voltage: 13.40 V
                    Voltage: 13.30 V
                    Voltage: 4.90 V
                    Error Code: 11


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 2E: Media Player 3 (J650)       Labels:. 5N0-035-342.lbl
   Part No SW: 5N0 035 342 D    HW: 5N0 035 342 D
   Component: SG EXT.PLAYER H13 0150  
   Revision: A1001003    Serial number: 7669626482    
   Coding: 010000
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 2871110C5BC9ECCD2B-807D

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 42: Door Elect, Driver        Labels:. 1K0-959-701-MAX3.clb
   Part No SW: 1Q0 959 701 H    HW: 1Q0 959 701 H
   Component: Tuer-SG         009 2151  
   Coding: 0017591
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 3957C4487063654544-806D

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 44: Steering Assist        Labels: 1K0-909-14x-GEN3.clb
   Part No: 1K0 909 144 M
   Component: EPS_ZFLS Kl. 70     3201  
   Revision: 00H20000    
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 3449F57C5701982D97-8061

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 52: Door Elect, Pass.        Labels:. 1K0-959-702-MAX3.clb
   Part No SW: 1Q0 959 702 H    HW: 1Q0 959 702 H
   Component: Tuer-SG         009 2151  
   Coding: 0017590
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 3A55DB4475656E5D4D-806F

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 56: Radio        Labels: None
   VCID: 558F68F8BC3BA12540-8001


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 62: Door, Rear Left        Labels:. 1K0-959-703-GEN3.clb
   Part No SW: 1Q0 959 811 B    HW: 1Q0 959 811 B
   Component: Tuer-SG         004 0602  
   Coding: 0000144
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 1012544
   VCID: 354FC8785C7B8125A0-8061

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 63: Entry Assist,D        Labels: 1Q0-959-790.lbl
   Part No SW: 1Q0 959 790 A    HW: 1Q0 959 790 A
   Component: J572  EASYENTRY FS  0603  
   Revision: 00H04000    Serial number: 5DS008646-01--
   Coding: 0000002
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 3A55DB4475656E5D4D-806F

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 65: Tire Pressure (J502)       Labels:. 1K0-937-08x-65.clb
   Part No SW: 5K0 937 087 Q    HW: 5K0 937 087 Q
   Component: RDK           111 0821  
   Coding: 018705
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 00000
   VCID: 43ABA6A0C2AF2F951E-8017

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 72: Door, Rear Right        Labels:. 1K0-959-704-GEN3.clb
   Part No SW: 1Q0 959 812 B    HW: 1Q0 959 812 B
   Component: Tuer-SG         004 0602  
   Coding: 0000144
   Shop #: WSC 00020 790 1012544
   VCID: 364DCF74417D8A3DA9-8063

No fault code found.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 77: Telephone (J412)       Labels:| 7P6-035-730.clb
   Part No SW: 5K0 035 730     HW: 5K0 035 730
   Component: TELEFON       H09 1020  
   Revision: 1B001001    Serial number: 00007669671273
   Coding: 0A00000000010100
   Shop #: WSC 00020 999 00000
   ASAM Dataset: UHVNA A01009
   ROD: UHVNA.rod
   VCID: 62E543247575469D35-8037

No fault code found.

End-------------------------(Elapsed Time: 05:58)--------------------------
 
Last edited by a moderator:
   #12  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
Attached auto scan. Let's see what difference that makes
 
   #13  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
I do not agree on 'they are not all the same' specially when it comes to 2012 all have CBFA engine, but I will get you the scan anyway as soon as I can. Cheers
Auto scan attached. can you tell what is the issue now please?
 
   #15  

PetrolDave

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Dec 16, 2014
Messages
6,610
Reaction score
6,636
Location
Westbury, UK
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=1423
Have you done a compression test on all the cylinders?
 
   #16  

Uwe

Benevolent Dictator
Administrator
Joined
Jan 29, 2014
Messages
42,273
Reaction score
29,919
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
HC100001
Your Instrument Cluster has a measuring value:
IDE00302 -- Oil pressure switch
You might want to take a look at what's going on there.

If it was mine, I would temporarily connect a mechanical oil pressure gauge to determine whether there's actually a problem with low oil pressure or whether it's just a dodgy oil pressure switch.

-Uwe-
 
   #17  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
Your Instrument Cluster has a measuring value:
IDE00302 -- Oil pressure switch
You might want to take a look at what's going on there.

If it was mine, I would temporarily connect a mechanical oil pressure gauge to determine whether there's actually a problem with low oil pressure or whether it's just a dodgy oil pressure switch.

-Uwe-
I do not have the gauge but i purchased oil pressure switch. already in the post. I will replace that since its easier. Another question, should I change the balance shaft tensioner too? I did not replace that when I did the timing chain work. Finally, any reason the top part of the engine gets super warm + when I removed the cap it seemed there were lots of oil on the top part still ( could it be the drainage clogged, oil does not go down hence low pressure)?
 
Last edited by a moderator:
   #18  

Pfaizulla

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
73
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=322498
Have you done a compression test on all the cylinders?
I have not. Oil level is correct, no smoke from the tail pipe and crank very well . I do not think the cylinders are having issue.do you?
 
   #19  

MVB_

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Feb 16, 2015
Messages
142
Reaction score
121
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=164610
Check the pressure with the proper VW tool https://vw.snapon.com/SpecialToolsDetail.aspx?itemid=2050123 :) or make own or get a basic gauge from one of the big box auto parts store and use that.
Homemade one is just oil pressure gauge with fittings to be able to connect Vw sensor/switch. Just need to run a clamped on ground wire to gauge set and connect harness plug or jump wire/s to sensor/switch. Vw oil pressure fitting are M10 x1.0 so keep that in mind when you build or buy a basic gauge.
 
   #20  

DrPeter

Ross-Tech Employee
Ross-Tech Employee
Joined
Jan 29, 2014
Messages
1,788
Reaction score
3,338
Location
16.4905° S, 151.7375° W
Hi there,

Thank you for posting the Auto-Scan!

If you wish to properly diagnose the concern, you will need to invest in the proper tools.

Just like you have invested in the Ross-Tech VCDS tool, a good quality oil pressure gauge is needed to check and be able to tell us what oil pressure you have and to see if it is within specifications.

With that said, here is my 'Low oil pressure' check list:
- Verify the correct oil and filter (oil weight, type and quality and quantity)
- Verify the oil pressure switch, wiring and connections are correct.
- Check oil pressure

If oil pressure is too low, check the oil pump pick-up screen.

If screen is okay, the factory repair manual will tell you you will need to replace the oil pump as the next step.

You can try that if you want, however I would want to wait first and check some other things before I throw good money into a questionable engine.

When the oil pan is down when checking the oil screen, I will also consider checking the crankshaft bearing clearances, just to make sure you are not looking at some major engine work. See the Official Factory Repair Information on how to perform these checks.

If the bearings clearances and the bearings/crank looks okay, then maybe you need an oil pump. You can remove it and inspect that too.

The reason why I suggest the above is because I have seen when replacing balance shafts and the little screens, it did not fix the oil pressure concerns on this type of engine. Owner did not want to spend any more money and ran thicker oil, 10w40 mix ed with 20w50. and that actually helped! :p

As far as balance shafts, the little screens can get dirty and cause concerns, the only way you can tell is by removing them and inspecting them. And oh, by the way... yeah, more special tools needed!


I stopped keeping track of how much I have spent buying tools, it is a never ending process, especially if you fix your own vehicles and stuff.


Let us know the oil pressure readings are!

as per the manual "4-Cylinder Fuel Injection Engine (1.8L and 2.0L Engine, Chain Drive)"
At 2000 RPM and an oil temperature of 80 °C (176 °F), the
oil pressure must be between 2.0 and 4.5 bar (29 to 65.26
psi


Hope this helps,

drpeter
 
Top