99 not maintaining oil pressure
Hellow fellow Bonneville lovers! I got problems with my engine and would appreciate any help I can get.
I have a 99 Bonneville SE and one night after work deciced to drive around for a while. I live in the middle of no where and work 2 miles from home. It was around 1 am and I turned on a road and floored it and then noticed I didn't have as much power as usual. I was watching my speed and the car would not go over 60mph. I came to a stop sign and as i started to turn the car died. Thankfully, I was only a mile from home.
So, I sat on the side of the road for a while and called someone at my house to come and push my car home with their car. (Where I live you can't just leave your car on the side of the road, because it WILL get vandalized.) By the time my friend showed up my car started. But, once again would not go over 60. As i turned on my block I noticed the temp was at 250 degrees and the oil pressure was in the red zone and then the car died. So, I got pushed the rest of the way down the bock into the drive way.
So, came out next day and started the car after about 5 minutes of ideling, the oil pressure starts to drop. And after a few more minutes it drops all the way down to 0 and the warning bell goes off repeatedly, but the car doesn't die.
I checked my Motortrend program on my computer and it says it is likely that the oil pump is bad, but it also says that if I have no oil pressure then I the check oil light should be on. But, the light is not coming on. And I also hear a ticking sound coming from the engine, which again, is supposed to mean the oil pump is broke.
Funny thing is you can't buy oil pumps for Bonneville'*. I can find only oil pump re-build kits. So, if it is the oil pump, anyone have a clue on how hard it is to re-build the oil pump?