FYI, thanks for all the help and diversions. So here are the facts.
This morning I went to see the car again. It was about 50F and the car
started OK with about 1.5 bar oil pressure. After I drove about 3 miles it
dropped to zero and stayed there. I had a release from the dealer against
any liability and drove about 25 miles on freeways at 70, oil press stayed
at zero and the temp never touched 100F with the AC, by this time it was
65F but very warm inside, black paint eh.
I took it to my indy who drove it, looked and couldn't find anything
obvious, so I took it to my front end shop. It needs struts and a steering
stabilizer, $600 to $800.
Later I went back to the indy and for $50.00 he took the sensor out and
connected an oil pressure gauge. (Take the air cleaner off, remove the oil
filter and use a 17mm IIRC wrench to remove the sensor) It had about 6o psi
at 2000 rpm and 15 at idle so it has a bad sensor or gauge. Also there's an
oil leak at the timing chain cover that he estimates will cost $400.00 to
I went back to the deeler and were negotiating.
Car drives, great, quite, smooth ride, good acceleration, but a little jerky
on the shift sometime. Indy says this is age and slipping. Today was
cloudy and I could see a few painted over door dings that I didn't spot in
the bright sunshine of the other day. For me I can see defects in black
paint better on cloudy days than sunny.
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