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Blocked Oil Pick-up Pipe.

A common problem but not always shown is an blocked oil pick up pipe to the engine. It can cause your oil pressure warning light to come on and will cause engine damage if the problem is not rectified.

Blocked Oil Pick-up Pipe

Is this an expensive repair?

A common problem but not always shown is a blocked oil pick-up pipe to the engine. It can cause your oil pressure warning light to come on and will cause engine damage if the problem is not rectified.

The oil pick up pipe has a gauze/filter that stops large particles going into the oil system. Over time this gauze can become blocked causing oil not to be supplied to the oil pump. To rectify this our technicians would drain the engine oil, remove the engine sump, remove the oil pick up pipe and clean the blocked gauze.

This is a very cost-effective repair that we have carried out many times. We have heard from customers before where the complete oil pump has been replaced to cure this problem and at huge expense. They wished they had come to us first.

Here at Reliance Bicester we are very familiar with this type of problem and if presented with a red dashboard warning light, we would always recommend you cease to use the vehicle and contact us straight away.

Blocked Oil Pipe

Additionally, regular routine servicing and brake checks are crucial for increasing your vehicles longevity and maximising its performance. Not only does it work to rectify any current wear and tear in your vehicle, but it also effectively aids in preventing further damage from presenting itself in the future.


Our Services


Vehicle MOT

Our fully-equipped garage enables us to undertake MOTs and inspections on all vehicles in the Class IV, V & VII categories and we have the technical expertise to work on models of any type and age.

Vehicle Servicing

Car servicing is essential for keeping your vehicle well-maintained and in the best possible condition. Although not a legal requirement like MOTs, full annual servicing is highly recommended to increase the life-span of your vehicle and reduce the need for major car repairs.

Wheel Alignment

If you’re concerned about your vehicles wheel alignment, our latest equipment uses advanced technology making even 4 wheel alignment more accurate.

Breaking Systems, Discs & Pads

Brakes that function and operate smoothly are extremely important to ensure a safe driving experience. Brake discs & pads are crucial components of your car’s braking system and keeping them in optimal working condition is vital for the safety of both you and other drivers around you.

Vehicle Diagnostics & Repair

If you have a vehicle fitted with an Engine Control Unit (ECU), our qualified technicians can carry-out advanced car diagnostics and run your car through an ECU code reading machine, which will produce a unique report indicating if any further work needs to be done.

Inspection & Safety Checks

If you’re vehicle is experiencing vibrations or your vehicle is pulling to one side, then it’s time to check your brakes, suspension, steering or tyres.

General Repairs

Whether it’s an electrical fault or a worn clutch, a transmission or suspension problem, our experienced technicians can quickly diagnose and repair your vehicle.

Tyre Checks & Replacement

For safety reasons, it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. As an official partner of BlackCircle tyres, let us quote you.

Regular vehicle servicing and maintenance should also be done to avoid future inconvenience and unfortunate incidents on the road like sudden breakdown etc. It is wise to schedule and book a routine service to ensure your vehicle is always running smoothly whilst also protecting your safety on the road.

Pricing & Plans

For a quote, simply drop us a message to start a conversation and explain your vehicle concerns, or give us a call. We’re here to help!

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To book an appointment, you can send us a message with details of the problems with your vehicle. You can reach us via Facebook & Google, or simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

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