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Old 03-19-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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I was driving down the highway, getting ready to turn off into my town, my car bogged out really badly, the oil pressure dropped to 0, and a check gauges light came on. The car ran like hot steaming garbage for about 4 blocks to my driveway (thank god). I had plans to go to my dads garage and try and find out why my car was being a little bogged out and hesitant under loads, and now this happened.
The car is a 1995 bonneville SE i assume, its unmarked.
If anyone knows what might have happened, please let me know.
I'm prepared to accept hearsay, conjecture, make believe. Any of that would have me 2 steps ahead of where i am now.
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I checked the oil once it cooled off a little, and its perfectly topped up. I tried to start it to proceed with operation fix this damn car, and when I started it, it clattered pretty good. I shut it off, after noting that it was still at 0 oil pressure. This really sucks a lot. I hate my car, but i wanna love it so bad. Please help me fix my man/car relationship.
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From what your saying, you have no oil pressure, this is not a bad sender or gauge. Your oil pump may have died. Billboost is the man to talk to now.
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Does an oil pump just die, all like drop of the hat style? I think this spoiled car wont stop till i replace the whole car part by part. That'* kind of what we were assuming, but I don't know the particulars of an oil pump. I guess i have just been lucky so far.
Billl??? buddy ol pal...... I have no car, no ideas, and a job to be at tomorrow. lol
Any advice on diagnosing this issue, and maybe what to expect work wise would be appreciated.
So Dan, am I the most unfortunate Bonneville owner you have met so far. If not how many more break downs until I am
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Oh good lord,
I just found this post 1995 bonneville oil pressure problems - Car Forums and Automotive Chat what are the main bearings? I really don't like the sounds of that. :\
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If you got coolant in your lower engine it would trash the main bearings. This can cause a drop in pressure.
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Its nearly unfathomable how much I don't need that to happen right now. I hope its the oil pump.
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Well game over folks. The motor is done. Now i have too much invested in this car and motor parts to let it go. Time to shop for a new engine. What a lot of wasted time and money.
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Bummer man! Really sorry to hear that.
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Yea man. Me also. The rod under the piston did......something.... And broke cracked the piston punched a hole into the block and smashed itself to bits. There was a pile of metal in the oil pan.
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