A perfect example of do it yourself. A lot of people are afraid of simple car repairs, but if you’re willing to get your hands dirty, you can save a lot of money and learn a thing or two in the process.
The oil pressure light came on in my sons car after I spent an entire weekend replacing his valve cover gaskets. It quickly became clear to me that some of the sludge (there wasn’t a lot, but it is a twenty year old car) which was in the area of the valves, was knocked loose and had made its way deeper into the engine.
Here’s how I fixed it:
- Drain the oil.
- Remove the oil pan. (About 10 bolts)
- Remove the oil pick up tube. (3 bolts)
- Soak the pick up tube in degreaser for three hours.
- Re-install pick-up tube.
- Re-install oil pan with new gasket.
- Fill with new oil.
Total time, four hours. Total cost $40.
Car is now good as new! Now, go do something!