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Old 11-05-2006, 06:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy Oil pump

I have a 2000 Boxster I bought last year. I have recently changed the ignition switch as per the forum but now my oil pressure light comes on after the car has been running for an extended time. I have heard a sound similar to a belt going bad. This never happens when it is just started and cold. Has anyone ever changed or has any information on the oil pump? It is a 2.7. Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2006, 06:43 AM   #2
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The squeal is indicative of a bad oil/air separator. Much easier (and probably cheaper) to replace than the oil pump. If you're getting more smoke at start up than usual, that's another sign of a bad oil/air separator.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
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I have a 2000 Boxster I bought last year. I have recently changed the ignition switch as per the forum but now my oil pressure light comes on after the car has been running for an extended time. I have heard a sound similar to a belt going bad. This never happens when it is just started and cold. Has anyone ever changed or has any information on the oil pump? It is a 2.7. Thanks.
Hi,

It could be a loose belt, but that would have nothing to do with the Oil Pump - it's chain driven by the Intermediate Shaft internally. As mentioned, check the Oil Separator for the problem. Hope this helps...

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Old 11-09-2006, 05:47 AM   #4
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, Both yo guys were right. I had no smoke but a small oil leak. I ordered the seperator and had it next day. I replaced it yesturday, what a pain in ... , and have not heard the belt sound and my oil light is out. You guys were right on the money.
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