Originally Posted by Channel Ribs
Oh no? Detour?
No retour more like
Couple of miles out of Cherbourg the dials come up with "no oil - low oil pressure" having run fine for three hours plus all morning..seems to run fine and there is definitely plenty of oil in the tank. So I turned off and on again, gives about 30 secs before back into limp home mode. Read the etec owners forum and decided the best thing to do was pump the oil line bulb which I did, forcing tons of oil into the engine (and proving the integrity of the system) but creating massive smoke clouds and dumping loads into the sea. Engine started to run roughly (probably due to excess oil) so Blue Ray towed it into Cherbourg where is now sits waiting for the engineer to have a look come Thursday (bank holiday tomorrow, bloke not in on monday, didn't have time today...)
It is better off there than here because there are two dealers within the port where as down here there are none so it is not a complete disaster, just don't want it sat in the water too long in a marina