2001 Audi A4 oil light; need repairs?

Tiny
CHRIS WITTHOEFT
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  • 2001 AUDI A4
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,290 MILES
I just bought a 2001 Audi a4 1.8t quattro with only 65k miles on it, and on the way home the oil light went on so when I got home I put about 3/4 of the oil container in, and it was fine. The next day I was driving to work and it went on again, but I was on the highway and so I drove for about 5 mins because I was trying to get to autozone for some oil, but then it was making a weird kicking sound after I put the oil in, so I brought it to a local shop and they told me that there was an internal problem and that there was no oil pressure.

My question to you is, do you think there is a lot of damage done, to the point where it needs a completely new engine?
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 10:56 PM

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Tiny
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I would not say enough damage has been done to replace the whole motor because if oil pressure is your problem then you need a new oil pump and thats cheaper to replace than replacing a whole engine
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 11:38 PM
Tiny
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Your reply is greatly aprecciated and yes very helpful. If there is damage to the engine what do you think is the minimum and maximum damage.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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The minimum damage would be just replacing the oil pump the maximum damage would be if where there was no oil pressure and the internal moving parts of the motor have been damaged in any way
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 4:55 PM
Tiny
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Do you think you can be specific as to what might be damaged and maybe a price range?
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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Inside a motor there are alot of moving parts the only way to tell if they were damaged would be to tear the whole motor apart and check all parts like the pistons crankshaft rods lifters camshaft etc. So what I would do if first replace the oil pump and if that fixes the problem thats good but if you replace it and theres still problems then this could become more trouble than its worth. If it were me start with the oil pump. With cars you always start with the small problems and work your way up ;)
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks. So how do I give you votes exactly?
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Click on the give feedback thing beside my name and you give it there thank you by the way
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 11:05 PM

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