3.9.1. Check of the lubrication system

1. Open a cowl. You do not hurry to check oil level in the engine at once — let's it flow down in an oil case, it will take two-three minutes. During this time attentively examine the engine — whether there are no fresh potek of oil on it.
2. Glance under a forward part of the car — whether the oil case of the engine is punched whether there is no leak there.

Good advice
If the oil leak from the punched oil case is found, try to close up temporarily it on the place. For this purpose it is possible to use an inner tube, a piece of rubber, a rag, a wooden stopper, etc. Use of modern repair " materials cold welding", available on sale in autoshops can yield good result.

3. Pay attention to an oil filter. Oil can leak from under rubber laying of the filter if it is damaged or the filter is poorly tightened. Sometimes happens rather a little to tighten it clockwise.

About hot details of the engine it is possible to burn therefore put on gloves and clothes with long sleeves.

4. Take out the oil probe, wipe it with a pure rag and insert into place. Once again get the probe and check oil level. It has to be between the top and lower tags (cuts on the edge of the probe).
5. If the level of oil is lower than the lower tag, add oil to norm.

Good advice
In the absence of a funnel for a dolivka of oil it is possible to use the funnel made of a plastic bottle.

6. Launch the engine. If at normal level the lamp of emergency pressure drop of oil went out, it is possible to continue the movement. If the lamp does not die away, check serviceability of the sensor of pressure of oil. The sensor is installed below in a forward part of the block of cylinders near a coupling case. Turn out the regular sensor of pressure of oil (see. "Replacement of the sensor of an alarm lamp of emergency pressure drop of oil") also install the mechanical manometer on its place. If pressure at normal rate of rotation of idling more than 0,1 MPas (1,0 kgfs/cm2) also increases with growth of frequency of rotation, the sensor or its electric chain is faulty.

Good advice
If you have no manometer, it is necessary only to check reliability of contact in a block with wires of the sensor or to replace the sensor with obviously serviceable.

If after elimination of all visible reasons oil pressure in the engine insufficiently (the lamp of emergency pressure drop of oil burns), make diagnostics and repairs of the engine (see section 5 "Engine").

Do not try to reach to a garage — the engine will fail. Tow off for repair the car with the idle engine.

Good advice
Before starting repair of the engine, check a condition of the oil pump (see. "Repair of the oil pump").