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NO OIL PRESSURE. 243,000 MILES. NOT OVERHEATING. SEEMS LIKE NOISE IS COMING FROM TOP OF ENGINE.

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The noise from the top of the motor is from the lifters starving for oil. Dont run the car any more in this condition until you can fix it. This could be low oil level, bad oil pump, or screen on pcikup for oil pump is clogged. If the oil level is ok, you are going to have to drop the oil pan on the bottom of the engine. This requires first draining the oil by removing the drainhole bolt and letting the oil drop into a pan. then remove the bolts on the oil pan and drop the pan. Then you will be able to see the oil pump and pickup screen. If the pickup screen is clogged. it needs to be cleaned, however since you have already gone to all of this trouble I would also replace the oil pump whether it needs it or not. At 243,000 it probably needs it. So you will need a new oil pump and a oil pan gasket. You can use the same pick up screen, just clean it. This is a cheap repair with minimal labor involved.

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With that many miles on the engine it could be sludged up or the oil pump could be failing.

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