Reasons for low pressure levels
The oil level may have been low due to consumption, an oil leak, low viscosity, a worn oil pump or other related issues. With quick action, some owners may be able to restore their van to full health, but ignorance will lead many owners to have catastrophic damage to engines and their vans being written off through being beyond economical repair.
Causes of Oil Pressure Problems
There are many reasons for experiencing oil pressure problems, we have summarised some of these in the list below:
- Air in the oil – if air gets in the oil it will become thin and affect oil pressure
- Blocked oil filter – a blocked oil filter will restrict the flow of oil and impact oil pressure
- Dirty oil – if the oil is contaminated with dirt/grime this will impact oil pressure
- Faulty warning light – although alarming if this displays it’s the cheapest of the faults to get fixed, but still requires a mechanic’s intervention!
- Oil leaks – leaks of oil (depending on where they arise) may cause oil pressure problems
- Worn engine bearings – these can produce less oil pressure and flow to the engine
- Worn fuel pump – a worn fuel pump will impact the flow of fuel to the engine
The Costs of Fixing Related Issues
As can be seen from the list of problems above the cost is very variable, it all depends on the fault which is causing the oil pressure issues and also the cost of sequential damage.
Servicing of a van could resolve the problem through replacing an oil filter and dirty/aerated oil. Bearing repairs are usually straightforward, whereas oil leaks range from simple to quite complex to resolve. If your fuel pump needs replacing this can be quite costly, see our separate page on this topic.
Most importantly, if you have experienced consequential engine damage the costs can be prohibitive, maybe engine repairs or entire replacement are needed. In the case of a new engine being needed, this usually results in the van needing to be written off.
Sell a Van with Oil Pressure Faults
We Buy Broken Vans are happy to buy vans with declared oil pressure faults and do on a regular basis. We can both repair these vans or perhaps scrap them for parts, but whatever we can re-use your van for some purpose, which is also environmentally friendly.
Sell to We Buy Broken Vans
So why delay contacting us? We are just a phone call away on 0121 285 9859 or can be called/texted at 07582 859 859. Receive the money you need by selling your van with oil pressure faults today. We can collect your van from anywhere within the UK mainland, which means it couldn’t be easier to conveniently sell your van.
Other van faults
Fuel Injector Problems
The main issues affecting fuel injectors involve them becoming blocked and with deposit build-ups.
Turbo Engine Problems
Many manufacturers have vans with this type of engine, with two popular models being the Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro.
We Buy Broken Vans regularly buy vans with ECU issues – it’s “bread and butter” business for us.
Timing Chain Problems
We can save you the headache of paying for expensive timing chain replacement and associated costs.
Wiring Loom Repairs
With an unknown diagnostic bill and repair costs, many owners turn to a business like ours to sell a van complete with its wiring loom faults.
Engine Management Warning Light
We will buy your van at a fair price even if there is an engine management light showing.
There are many reasons for gearbox failure, but you can always speak to us for a cost-effective solution to buy your broken van.
One of the problems with DPF’s is that the problem seems fixed but then re-occurs, which is irritating to be back at square one.
A van with a faulty differential just can’t be safely driven. In older van models particularly, the repair/scrap equation tends to lean to scrap.
Fuel Pump Problems
You may decide you want to repair your van with a broken fuel pump, but if it all seems like too much hassle we are here to help.
MOT Failure Vans
If your van fails its MOT, a driver can be fined up to £2,500 and given 3 penalty points for driving a van with “dangerous” faults.
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