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Old 03-03-2011, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oil pressure light on and lifter noise after warmup.

My 2004 Forenza starts up and runs great but after I drive it for 20 minutes the oil light starts to blink. Then it stays on steady and I hear noisy lifters. It does not overheat. Could this be a PCV problem?
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you could be ruining your motor by driving it like that. the lifters are self adjusting by oil pressure. if you think you hear lifter noise the means there is no oil. this car does make some lifter noise though. check your oil level first. you could have a bad oil pump/oil sending unit. if i remember correctly the pcv is built into the valve cover and cant be replaced. i would not drive the car till you get it looked at you could blow the motor
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I only drove it once and I stopped after I heard the noise. I don't know if it was lifter noise or not but it sounded like little oil was getting to the cam or something like that. I heard from someone that it could be something to do with crankcase pressure. I will certainly not drive it any further but it seams weird that it runs great for the first 20 minutes.
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During the summer when its so hot, I have lifter noise upon startup and goes away once I start driving. In the winter there is no lifter noise. Weird but don't care. The point is I have lifter noise but the oil light does not come on. Like 7-even said, check the oil level.
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My oil level is perfect and it runs great. The lifter noise is minimal when first started then goes away. After the engine gets warm the oil light comes on the noise starts up again. I shut it down and checkes the oil and it is still perpect.
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there is no oil in the motor when you first start the car so maybe it takes a while before the gauge starts working properly. at any rate i would just get it to a mechanic or have someone with a code reader check it out and see exactly what the problem might be
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Thats probably the best thing to do. Thanks 7-even
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you can go to eobd2.com to find a new chip for your car... that will be more helpful...
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oil pressure is made buy the bearings low pressure is bad bearings
i own a 05 reno with 99,800 miles and still at the dealer and still under warranty
at 98,300 miles the head went was leaking and worped
less than 200 miles later the oil light came on suzuki replaced the oil pump with a high volume pump (the dealer and i told told suzuki that was just a band aid the whole engine should be replaced )

Well less than 1000 miles later and the day before christmas 12/24/2011 it blowns everything out the bottom and i mean blowns big peices

the beast part is that suzuki was closed from 12/23 til 01/03


ok so i have been with out a car since 12/24 and all suzuki says is sorry


this is all suzuki fault and they will not step up and make it right

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER SUZUKI just because of the disrespect they have shown me
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