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  1. just finished rebuild of a 16v afh polo engine carb setup. thought id send some oil around the block with starter motor only. but the after market oil pressure gauge did not budge. did 3 seconds then stop another 3 seconds then stop then 5 seconds and then stop the oil pump is brand new. the oil level is correct. the oil pump simply fits onto crank end and as crank spins, it spins. the oil filter was pre-filled with oil but apart from that all the galleries would be bare dry hence wanting to do a slow prime with starter motor. worth just putting plugs in , fuel up and give it a start? p.s the oil pressure gauge is located at the very top far side of the engine with a 1.5 metre tubing to the gauge it self.
  2. Hi, I recently changed my oil pressure switch originally it was flashing with the ignition on (car wouldn’t start at this point), so now with the new switch - no flashing on ignition. However now it runs to some extent the oil light is flashing when the engines running, I did just change the oil filter today so was wondering if this could be something to do with it or how could I stop it? Cheap sensor? Thanks!
  3. Hi guys, first post here so I'm hoping you guys can help me out! :) Just bought a 1988 polo coupe s 1.3 (haven't looked at the engine code yet). When I bought it last week i knew it had a big oil leak which I have diagnosed as the head gasket as it weeps out now I've cleaned it on the front corner of the engine. I've had it 6 days and didn't start driving it till yesterday. Drove it 15 miles to get to college and it was fine until I got round the corner and the oil light came on. After college I got about 5 miles out of it on the way home before it did this again. There is plenty of oil in it (even with the big leak) and it hasn't seized yet. drove it another 20-30 miles after than and then 15 miles today. Light is coming on when engine is warm and over 2000 rPM which would suggest the oil pressure switch. I've tried changing the secondary switch, removing the wire and this hasn't fixed it. I'm not sure the switch I put on was the right pressure rating but even so I thought it would work. I would rather avoid taking the clocks and stuff out as I'd like to deal with this properly just in case the oil pressure is a little low. I'm worried it might be a little low the oil leak. Since buying the car I've topped up about 4 litres so it'd leaking/burning oil at a rapid rate. Also to diagnose the head gasket leak I steam cleaned the engine bay and it struggled to start. I've wiped down the internals of the distributor cap. However at idle it's running a little rough.... So we can all agree it's got a lot of work to do but any ideas what the oil light could be? And what I could do to make it runbetter? I'm planning on doing the head gasket on Friday/the weekend And whilst doing so ill be doing the oil filter, rocker cover gasket, water pump and cambelt, might even do the sump gasket. Any advice will be much appreciated. Cheers guys
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