Well, after last nights dissapointment with the shearing bolt this morning went rather well.
Decided to gunk the bottom end of the engine/bay and also most of the top. Found my can of spray gunk in the garage and liberally covered the whole engine and ancillaries (I know not the greatest of ideas but I'm getting a short fuse when it comes to this car now).
20 mins later, washed it all off with the "flat" setting on the garden hose (ie. not a jet which just bounces back and covers you when using it, found that out the wet way!)
Very impressed with the latest gunk. Last time I used it was when building my kit car 14 years ago and it wasn't really any good then. This spray stuff rox. No crud left and a nice clean block/head/bay.
A quick spray over with some castrol water repellant to the electrical connectors and then to start her up.
Good news as I start her up and after about 1min the low oil level light goes out, at last we have some progress.
Oil pressure gauge is now also not just maxed out, but it is hovering at 5 and above even after the engine reaches 90'C. No idea if there was a blockage (can't think so as the engine probably has 30 mins on her and don't think it would sound quite so sweet if it had been starved) but clearly we have 2 things which are looking better.
I decide to take her for a quick spurt up the drive (just a quick take off and brake) and I get masses of wheel spin from the front right (parents will not be happy as there is now a nice clean tyre mark about 3 foot long on the new block paved drive). So my question is....
Am I correct in saying that if the 4x4 light is flashing then the car is in 25% drive to each wheel, but if its solidly on then its front drive only but not diff locked?
Anyway, I'm in a slightly better mood than last night, just need to remove the whole accumulator solenoid assy sometime, bleed brakes and sort the sheared bolt and she'll be drivable.
Ideas for the oil pressure gauge and confirmation of the flashing/solid 4x4 appreciated.
PS. I know the way I went about the gunking isn't to be recommended but I was fed up with spending 5 minutes on a job and 15mins cleaning my hands after. Anyway, it fixed a problem lmao