Originally Posted by Brando_is_DTF
It'* definitely not the relief valve on the pump, but it might be the pump itself? I'm not sure.
I have only had the car for a few months, so i'm not sure what the previous owner used, but I got my oil changed twice since i've had it, both times with just the basic pennzoil. I almost did it myself but I don't have the time with school and helping my mom out. So i'm not sure if there are any metal flakes.
I always keep oil in the car, but it does leak oil. but not very much, and i always keep it at almost full.
The car is a '96 SE with about 126K miles on it.
There isn't any noise really, although it'* stalled once since the engine repair, but it started right up again. Also, the other day after I took my foot off the brake, the car moved forward pretty quick, the CHECK OIL light came on [I checked, it'* fine] and the ABS light came on. I figured it was something with the speed sensor maybe? I have a few problems with the front passenger suspension/wheel. Too many pot holes in Pittsburgh
Haa your in the same situation i was in when i first got my Bonneville last March, oil pressure crap, leaking coolant in the intake manifold, brakes squealing , etc. I ended up spending over $1700 on it , now im talking only parts NO labor since i did most the work myself. Finally got it running and purring right after i finished high school during July08. Forgot to mention i also had to do 3 oil changes as well since i knew the previous owner and he didnt do an oil change for a good 13,000kms
. I used 1/2 liter of tranny oil on the first oil change to clean out at least a little of the crap that was in the motor and now im using Lucas and thicker oil , and shes running fine.
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