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Hi

stupid mini has developed another stupid problem. I’ve got the oil pressure warning light at low revs. Oil level is fine. I don’t think my regular non specialist would be able to diagnose that so I’m looking for a specialist. I’ve used DW motorworks but he’s not answering his phone. 

 

Anyone know any others?

 

 cheers

 

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You work at one ! don't you ?

 

In theory, if there's low pressure then its either low oil, a blockage or a worn pump.

You've checked the oil level

Blockages are rare (unless the filter is clogged)

I'm assuming this hasn't been intermittent, which would often indicate worn pump.

It may be worth a quick oil and filter change for what its worth, failing that its pointing towards the pump (which I've never changed)

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7 hours ago, Kettlepot said:

You work at one ! don't you ?

 

In theory, if there's low pressure then its either low oil, a blockage or a worn pump.

You've checked the oil level

Blockages are rare (unless the filter is clogged)

I'm assuming this hasn't been intermittent, which would often indicate worn pump.

It may be worth a quick oil and filter change for what its worth, failing that its pointing towards the pump (which I've never changed)

Cheers Ian. Hope you’re well. 

Thinking it could be engine wear to be honest.  Will try the cheap oil and filter change first, it’s just getting the time at the moment. The camper is taking up most my time. 

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Sorry Alec, for some reason I thought it was Chris with his R53 that started this thread.

would engine wear cause low oil pressure ?????

knowing the mileage on your car it may be more like a worn pump (in my thoughts) 

if it were engine wear you’d get blow back out the dipstick from Franck case pressure would you not (depending on breather set up of course) ?

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3 hours ago, Kettlepot said:

Sorry Alec, for some reason I thought it was Chris with his R53 that started this thread.

would engine wear cause low oil pressure ?????

knowing the mileage on your car it may be more like a worn pump (in my thoughts) 

if it were engine wear you’d get blow back out the dipstick from Franck case pressure would you not (depending on breather set up of course) ?

doh nope not me

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6 hours ago, Kettlepot said:

Sorry Alec, for some reason I thought it was Chris with his R53 that started this thread.

would engine wear cause low oil pressure ?????

knowing the mileage on your car it may be more like a worn pump (in my thoughts) 

if it were engine wear you’d get blow back out the dipstick from Franck case pressure would you not (depending on breather set up of course) ?

Yeah the internet seems to think engine wear, big end bearing particularly, would cause the oil pressure light to come on.  Hoping not.

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Surely there'd be engine knock if the big end was worn ???

Although anything is possible

 

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There's a knock on startup, but its never set off the knock sensor.  I dunno.  I'm always pessemistic with this MINI 👿  Definitely a Monday am or Friday pm model.

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