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I have 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. I want to know what drives the shaft that drives the oil pump. I lifted the car, noticing a rough sound from the engine (like the pistons were grinding) and a oil light :(, I saw that the shaft was not moving, so no oil being circulated. I messed with it and got it to start moving (Sound gone). Now, I don't want this problem to happen again, so I'm trying to figure out what drives that shaft (it leads into the transmission) before I start taking stuff apart so I can know the availability and prices for the part. Thanks!
 

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The shaft is driven by the Timing gears it goes into the timing case. If we are thinking of the same shaft pics would help...
 

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the engine drives chain #6, which in turn drives a set of gears in #18, which then
drives a series of shafts to the oil pump, water pump, etc.

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the shafts driving the pumps can/do break -- it's one of the known weak spots of
the Gallardo (at least in the 2004-2008 models)

how do I know? because mine broke... and I have come across other people who
had theirs break as well -- in my case, warranty covered the repair

the various pieces of those shafts fit together by means of groves at the end -- in
essence, similar to teeth on a gear -- and those groves can/do shear off

you may have gotten your shaft to spin again... but you really want to take a very
close look at those groves, to not risk getting stranded again
 

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Ricambi America : Site Restricted : The Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini Parts Specialists

the engine drives chain #6, which in turn drives a set of gears in #18, which then
drives a series of shafts to the oil pump, water pump, etc.

Ricambi America : Site Restricted : The Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini Parts Specialists

the shafts driving the pumps can/do break -- it's one of the known weak spots of
the Gallardo (at least in the 2004-2008 models)

how do I know? because mine broke... and I have come across other people who
had theirs break as well -- in my case, warranty covered the repair

the various pieces of those shafts fit together by means of groves at the end -- in
essence, similar to teeth on a gear -- and those groves can/do shear off

you may have gotten your shaft to spin again... but you really want to take a very
close look at those groves, to not risk getting stranded again
Oil pump is almost 5 grand! Lol! Wonder if there's an Audi version of that? Very doubtful.
 

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> Oil pump is almost 5 grand! Lol! Wonder if there's an Audi version of that? Very doubtful.

the shafts are the weak spot, not the pump
 

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I just got a PPI on a 07 gallardo. Everything came back with a clean bill of health except the tech recommended I get the oil pump shaft replaced as a preventative maintenance since he saw some rust dust coming from it.

He couldn't tell me the price to have it replaced at the moment. Does anyone know how much it would cost to have it replaced?
 

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> Does anyone know how much it would cost to have it replaced?

Look at lambostuff or ricambi, to get a rough idea of parts prices.

Then add hours of labor, times your shop's per-hour labor rate.
 

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The shaft is reasonably priced at around $150-200. Here is a DIY I found.

http://www.lamborghini-talk.com/vbf...-failure-98570/#/forumsite/21013/topics/98570

Seems like a 3-4 hr job for a DIYer. Curious to know how big of a job it will be if the whole gear assembly needs replacement and not just the main shaft. I'm estimating a shop would charge around $600-1000 parts and labor just for the main shaft replacement.

the PPI shop only suggested to replace as a preventative maintenance, or should I wait for it to fail? Deal breaker or just buy the car and bite the bullet when the time comes? (They won't negotiate anymore as it seems I got to the bottom of the bottom on their price).
 

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> Isn't this an engine pull to fix?

depends on which of the grooves fail

in my case it was the small gear box + 1st shaft thereafter

so yes, the gearbox + clutch + engine cover + lower chain all had to come off, to get to the small gear box

by contrast, if it happens "further down the shaft", then just the pump may have to come off, which is a bit simpler/cheaper to do
 

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> Curious to know how big of a job it will be if the whole gear assembly needs
> replacement and not just the main shaft. I'm estimating a shop would charge
> around $600-1000 parts and labor just for the main shaft replacement.

it's on the order of a clutch replacement

think ~2 days of actual work hours, stretched over ~4 work days

that's what it was in my case... though I never saw a bill for an actual amount, since the warranty covered it all

parts cost -- see parts websites
parts profit margin -- ask your shop
hourly labor cost -- ask your shop

last but not least, if the tech was good enough to flag this for you during a PPI, then he should be good enough to chat with you about it in person, to get an idea of whether he suggests preventive maintenance or just-wait-and-see-if-it-fails :)
 

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The ppi was done with Greg Bobileff Motorcar Co. He recommends getting it replaced for preventative maintenance.

The G I'm looking at has about 40% clutch life left, sounds like it'd be wise to get it replaced while I have the clutch replaced.
 

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Had mine done , it was the connecting. sleeve between oil pump and oil pump drive. Shaft . 4 hour job. . Really common fault in. UK
 
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