First oil light come on and car died and.

Tiny
KAMONEVONG
  • 2001 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 183,000 MILES

Hi first oil light come on and car died and restart drove home next day start hear engine sound like eeeeee warm up go away and sound came from oil pump area change oil pump drive two less 70 mil and then I replace valve cover gasket finish and start sound come back again and drive 3 mil oil light come on and I do oil pressure test start car is 60 psi and going down after car warm up is around 5 psi and I let, s run 10 min put more gas pressure go down to 1 psi and don, t go back to 5 psi and the valve start making noise is that fail oil pump

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 1:54 AM

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Tiny
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If you checked it with a mechanical pump and that is the result, it sounds like a bad pump.

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 1:58 AM
Tiny
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But is a new pump that mean I have to get the new pump like

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 1:47 AM
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I would recommend checking the oil pump. That would be my first guess based on your description. Other than that, you could have a worn out engine (bearings) that could cause the pressure to be low or even the pick-up tube on the oil pump could be plugged.

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 4:09 AM
Tiny
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You mean take out the oil pump

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 4:49 AM
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If you have no pressure, you have to.

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 4:55 AM
Tiny
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If the oil pump bad what is a good brand to buy?

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 5:04 AM
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I always try to stay with OEM parts.

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 5:05 AM
Tiny
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I THINK J and N MEANT IN THE BEGINNING TO CHECK PRESSURE WITH A MECHANICAL GAUGE---SCREWED INTO THE HOLE THE SENDER IS IN NOW

(NOT CHECK IT WITH A "MECHANICAL PUMP" AS HE MISTAKENLY SAID)

I GOT MINE ON A PLASTIC TUBE----I CAN RUN IT UNDER THE HOOD OR THRU A HOLE IN MY FIREWALL

YOU CAN BUY A "UNDER DASH" UNIT AND USE IT TEMPORARY LIKE MINE----OR YOU COULD MOUNT IT PERMANENTLY (IF YOU GO THIS ROUTE--PICK OUT ONE YOU LIKE IT'S LOOKS!)

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_style-line-mechanical-oil-pressure-gauge--white-dial-sunpro_9030005-p?searchTerm=oil+pressure+gauge

THE ONE ABOVE COMES W/ TUBINGMORE BELOW

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PartSearchCmd?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&pageId=partTypeList&suggestion=&actionSrc=Form&langId=-1&searchTerm=oil+pressure+gauge&vehicleIdSearch=11140&searchedFrom=header

PIC OF MINE AT BOTTOM

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 5:11 AM
Tiny
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Yet that is I used screw in the oil sensor hold is read 60 psi from start and going down to 5 psi at idle about 10-15 min only when I raise up the rpm the pressure go down to 1 psi not up and stay there below 2 psi is look like a bad pump I just bought from the toyota dealer to replace it the old one

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 5:27 AM
Tiny
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Now I try 20/50 oil in the engine look like have pressure 50psi and eng warm up hold at 25 psi the car sound nice when I do the test drive I hear the like knocking but not lound and when slow down sound go away so do you thing is the main bearing need to replace

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Sunday, January 13th, 2013 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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When you remove it, make sure the pick up tube isn't plugged. That could cause the problem too. Let me know if you have questions.

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Sunday, January 13th, 2013 AT 10:47 PM
Tiny
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No I clean the pick up tube very good

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Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 12:08 AM
Tiny
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If the sound isn't as bad with 20/50 oil, chances are the bearings are you have excessive play in the bearings. Check that.

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Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 1:23 AM
Tiny
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After I put 20/50 test drive about 10 mi oil light came on and I put lucas oil in and drive over 200mi still ok but drive speed 25-30mi hear some noise k. Not lound but on idle don't hear anytime any idea and I thing to replace rod bearing and main bearing I just want to know can replace with engine in the car and what the torgue for both nut ft lbs thank you

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 2:39 AM
Tiny
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Before replacing the rod and main bearings, check to see if they have excessive wear. You need to get a product called plastagauge. It goes between the bearing and end cap. You tighten the end cap and it causes the plastagauge to crush. The more it crushes, the tighter the bearing is. There is a wear gauge that is provided to identify if there is a problem or not.

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 2:47 AM
Tiny
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Yes I will check the excessive wear one thing I ready want to know can replace main bearing without take the engine out thank you

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 3:39 AM
Tiny
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Can you replace main bearing without take the engine out and what is the torgue spec

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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Let me know if that fixes the problem.

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 10:58 PM
Tiny
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Yes, you can replace rod bearings, but main bearings are a different story because the crank has to come out. The rods can be moved. Whatever you do, mark the end caps so that you can replace them facing the same direction and on the same rod.

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 11:05 PM
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Did you replace the oil pump complete with the housing and pressure relief valve?

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