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February 28, 2017, 05:18:48 am

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no oil to turbo
« on: February 28, 2017, 05:18:48 am »
Hey guys!! new member here, although ive been lurking for a while!

Ive got a mk1 caddy with a 1.6gtd lump, sb code and recently replaced my turbo due to it blowing the oil seals. newly rebuilt never used turbo was fitted. fitted new Intercooler too as a precaution. fitted everything except the turbo oil feed, removed fuel cut power, so i could crank the engine without it starting. but im not getting oil to the turbo. removed oil feed line to check for blockages, all clear. This problems driving me nuts!



Reply #1February 28, 2017, 07:57:36 am

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Re: no oil to turbo
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 07:57:36 am »
G'day,
If the turbo is getting no oil, the other bits might not be getting any either.  I would pull the vacuum pump and run the oil pump shaft with a drill and a socket+extension, then check for oil pressure at the head and turbo feed.

Reply #2February 28, 2017, 10:14:39 am

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 10:14:39 am »
ill try that right now dude. once the vacuum pump is off, what direction should i set the drill too?

Reply #3February 28, 2017, 11:15:53 am

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 11:15:53 am »
Tried it with the drill.just ordered a new pump😭😭

Reply #4February 28, 2017, 08:34:27 pm

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Re: no oil to turbo
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 08:34:27 pm »
I have seen some pretty rough oil pumps and never seen one that didn't build or move something. Spin it again for a while and fast.

Reply #5March 01, 2017, 02:47:58 am

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 02:47:58 am »
ok. i removed the turbo feed completely, ran the pump on the drill clockwise & anti clockwise for a good minute, and nothing out the hole. what else could it be other than a dead pump?

Reply #6March 01, 2017, 08:50:27 pm

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 08:50:27 pm »
It could be an issue with a clearance being do large that the oil leaks out there instead of at the turbo.  Pulling the pan and looking at the oil pump is a good first step, though.
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Reply #7March 02, 2017, 04:14:37 am

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 04:14:37 am »
hopefully the new pump solves the issue. should be here today, so ill get on it tonight after work. cheers for the help so far guys!

Reply #8March 02, 2017, 03:26:30 pm

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 03:26:30 pm »
I usually prefer to do diagnosis before ordering parts for a repair because that to be a less expensive way to proceed.  There are other potential reasons for no flow other than the pump itself AND even if it is the pump, then if it has been running without any oil flow, the entire engine could be beyond the point where repair is worth doing making any parts purchases just an expense with no benefit. 
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Reply #9March 03, 2017, 03:46:55 am

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 03:46:55 am »
I usually prefer to do diagnosis before ordering parts for a repair because that to be a less expensive way to proceed.  There are other potential reasons for no flow other than the pump itself AND even if it is the pump, then if it has been running without any oil flow, the entire engine could be beyond the point where repair is worth doing making any parts purchases just an expense with no benefit. 

i totally agree. the only reason i ordered the oil pump is because i cant work out what else it could be? any ideas?

Reply #10March 04, 2017, 08:52:40 am

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Re: no oil to turbo
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 08:52:40 am »
Oil film/foil from under the cap of the oil container stuck in the pick up tube...or similar blockage

Reply #11March 07, 2017, 03:45:47 am

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 03:45:47 am »
ok. replacing the oil pump fixed the problem, BUT now its developed a loud knocking which seems to be coming from the top end!!

Reply #12March 07, 2017, 03:29:37 pm

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2017, 03:29:37 pm »
What's the history of your injectors? A leaky injector can make some pretty nasty sounds.

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Reply #13March 07, 2017, 05:40:22 pm

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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2017, 05:40:22 pm »
Yeah, open each injector while running and see if the sound changes.
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Reply #14March 10, 2017, 04:51:20 am

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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2017, 04:51:20 am »
im back in the workshop on sunday, so ill crack em one by one with the motor running. one of the injectors, 4th if facing engine, has a fair amount of sealent on it! someone also recommended removing the aux belt and running it? anything else i can try on sunday? got the whole day to work on it! anyone in london wanna come have a look? i make a banging bacon sarnie!

 

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