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wirihana wirihana is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: napier, new zealand
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piston squirter found at oil change...

The title says it all unfortunately, my mechanic found a piston squirter in the sump plate when they changed the oil!!!

The engine is a hi comp 2.4 (s pistons and e cams) built on a 7r case , it has about 3000 miles on it. The oil pressure was showing low from the beginning - when warm would be apx 40 psi at 4-5000 rpm and light would come on at idle most of the time.

I put that down to having the wrong sender (0-1.0 instead of 0-1.5 bar i think) as the part number was a later model sender. The sender is located on the oil tensioner lines as it was a later addition. maybe it was the right one after all!

any possible engine damage??? the squirter has not been chewed up and still has the loctite on it apparently.

are there any tricks to make sure it doesn't come loose again???? larger diameter squirters if the hole is stuffed etc...

does this happen often? i guess we will know more when we open it up...

any advice gratefully received,

nathan
Old 08-02-2005, 01:31 AM
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