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92 cadillac sts

The dash reads low oil pressure causing it to also notify me to shut off my engine. I was also informed by a local mechanic that the reason my lifters are making a clicking noise is because the oil is not reaching the top of the crank case not lubricating the lifters (metal to metal) now my question is after the replacement of an oil pump, the worry of immediately replacing the lifters are of major or little concern, when continuing to run the car?

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Major........ if you continue running th car you wll loose the motor or need new heads, camshaft and alot of head akes......So dont run the car untill you get the new oil pump in.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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hi ben
my answer would be yes i would wory about it...
Guages are put on vehicals for a reason not just for looks i would have the car hooked to a diagnostic center and checked even though the guage may be faulty but i wouldnt take a chance

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: engine ticking at idle and low speeds

Hi There,
I would try adding a lifter quiet supstance such as nulon lifter quiet, may or may not be available in your country, 
Or try heading to a local auto store and look for a reputable brand name products, ie injector clean/ carby clean /lifter quiet/worn engine treatment.
Below i have listed common problems related to yours that might be worth checking.
Sometimes the oil that you may of put in may not be thick enough hence why youre getting more noise.
it could mean yes that a lifter or shim is loose and needs adjustment,
injector noise from fuel injectors if they get clogged up they tick loudly.
Dirty fuel causing injector noise
Low oil or incorrect oil level as in over full.
Incorrect oil specification/ wrong Viscosity or grade.
Leak or low oil presssure could be a blockage somewhere stopping oil circulating
Worn oil pump not correctly pumping enough oil.
Oil line blockage insufficent oil getting up to the lifters
It coudl even be driveline related as in a C.V. joint coudl be loose/worn and ticking.
Ive even seen cars where wire has been entwined aroudn the driveshaft and taps against the floor/wall
Coudl be a fan if your fan runs off the engine rather then electric ticking against the houseing or it could also be a belt or bearing in one of you accesories ie a bearing in the aircondition clutch tha tmay be loose and is ticking.
However start small and go from the cheapest option up to the dearest.
Make sure you have a good listen while its running with the bonnet up and go through to try and find the source of the sound.
Usually this is what the mechanics would- do anyway untill they find the problem.
Hoipefully this helps so you dont have to take it to the shop.
Cheers
Steve

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Oil pump flickering on 93 Camry

Acheep way to find out is had some power punch to the oil buy a quart for 6 bucks drain a quart of oil and put it in it the light does not xome on then it's fixed. if it still comes on check the pressuere sending unit it could be defective to.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: STOP ENGINE-LOW OIL PRESSURE LIGHT COMES ON AFTER INSTALLING NEW

The idle may be to low or the motor is just old and a new set of rod bearings is need with an oilpump to bring the pressure back up.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota T-100 starting problem--- when I first

the fuel pump relay should be located in the under hood fuse box just replace the relay with a new one

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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