Dec 132014
 

A month ago I drained the oil/removed the filter to pull a defective starter. I fixed that and a couple of days ago replaced the old oil, put on the old filter, and started it up. No problem with the oil system as I worked on a Poor Performance issue, which still remains. BUT, as I was troubleshooting the ignition system, I noticed the Oil light was on. I immediately s/d the engine and checked level: OK. Then I drained it; nothing significant was in the oil. But there was some light debris, like particles of wings, from bugs in it.
I pulled the filter: no noticeable debris in it or in the port on the Block.
I pulled the oil light sender.
I’m thinking I have a clogged system, so I blow air thru the filter and oil light sender ports, dump some gas into the oil fill port, letting it drain thru the still-open sump drain. Then I over-fill it with diesel fuel, spin the engine a bit (with the ign disabled), and get fuel squirting out the open filter port. Drain diesel fuel.
Now I’m thinking that whatever it was is flushed out, but I didn’t get anything significant out via either the gasoline or the diesel fuel.
Fill it back up with fresh oil (this time) and a new filter (this time), put just the connection tube from a stand-alone pressure gauge into the sender port, and start it: no oil coming out the sender port after about 45 seconds of running at fast idle. S/D.
Remove tube, blow air into the port.
Start again: no oil coming out of the open port after 20 seconds. S/D.
NOTE: I hear no noticeable change in engine noise thru all of this.
Pull filter: dry inside. No oil ever reached it since it and the new oil was installed.
I had the sump about 1/2 QT high, so I drained about a quart (in case it was air-bound due to the frothing) and just spun the engine a few times: no oil coming out of open ports.
SO, MY QUESTION: What is your opinion on my situation with the engine? And what do you suggest I do?

Nov 262014
 

I was driving my 99 Nissan Altima the other day when all of a sudden I couldn’t go anywhere-engine was running in drive I coasted to side of road got out looked under hood everything looked good then i looked at transmission fluid and was almost none-closed hood called tow truck -they dropped it off- went 1/2 mile down road for trans.fluid came back car had rolled into the street while in park-had to push it back in my drive put trans fluid in started it put in drive still nothing but to put in park while running it would grind. Never no warning of anything .. Please Help ASAP.

Thank You
Dennis

Sep 082014
 

Nissan maxima 2000 – 145K miles. While driving the dashboard light lit on (airbag, abs light ) and the headlights went dim and the car stopped. I tried to do jump start , the car is starting but within 2 min the same thing is happening and the engine is stopping.
What can be the problem?