Hi folks. My cooper s is driving me close to the edge. The issues I’ve had are immense. My last repair was a new turbo and recon oil pump fitted. My issue now is when hot I get ping after ping saying low oil pressure. It smokes from the exhaust from time to time but mainly after pulling away after idling. The oil light comes on when I pull up or slow down. I’ve been told the ‘big ends’ May have gone but would that account for the smoke? I’ve been assured the head gasket it ok. Could it be valve stem seals causing the loss of oil pressure ??
Any thoughts are welcome. In the 3 years I’ve owned the car I’ve had timing set replaced. Exhaust valves. A piston replaced. Burnt out valves replaced again
Turbo and oil pump done. The car drives and accelerates great. Only have issues when oil is hot
Thanks in advance