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Vauxhall Corsa Oil pressure light flickering on and off. Engine very noisy.

2002 Vauxhall Corsa Problem

The Problem:

Car recently had full service. The day after the service I noticed the oil pressure light flickering on and off and the engine sounded a lot noisier than usual. I took the car back to the garage and they are now saying that the car needs a new oil pump, chain etc, estimated bill 500.
Is this to be expected?

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CarVauxhall Corsa 1.2 sxi
Year2002
Ownerhayes
Posted01/03/2012


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Solution 1

matt84 | Driver | Since: Mar 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 6 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Its roughly how much as i would expect to pay. The oil pump is driven off the timing chain which is basically the same as a cam belt. Which to replace is a fairly costly operation not because of parts but because of labour charges.

Ask for a breakdown of charges before agreeing to anywork. IE how much are you charging me for the chain? pump etc




Posted on Thursday 1st of March 2012
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Solution 2

jota1978 | Driver | Since: Jan 2012 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 377 | View Garage
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Hi, if it was quiet before you took it in, then ask them what grade of oil they have put in as its vital these little corsa`s have the correct grade and quality.
If in doubt about what they are telling you, get a second opinion.


Posted on Thursday 1st of March 2012
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Solution 3

Tim Stephen | Driver | Since: Nov 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 6 | View Garage
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Make sure that the oil pressure non return valve(part of the oil filter housing) is not the culprit. this will give exactly the same symptoms i.e oil light flickering/noisey engine
Speak to an engine rebuilder rather than a garage.


Posted on Thursday 1st of March 2012
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