2003 Audi A4

Tiny
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  • 2003 AUDI A4
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • MANUAL
  • 92,000 MILES
My oil light keeps coming on but the oil pressure is ok. And when I drive it every 20 seconds or so it makes a noise a noise that's about a second long. Do you know what it may be?
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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 2:47 PM

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Tiny
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Is this a 1.8 turbo?
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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 4:08 PM
Tiny
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Yes it's a turbo 1.8
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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 AT 7:41 AM
Tiny
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Does the sound you hear sound like almost like a baby rattle or some kind of light ratte? Also, how did you check oil pressure?
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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 AT 12:23 PM
Tiny
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My cousin owns a gas station he checked the oil and said it was fine. But he has no idea what's wring with it. It could sound like that but with metal in it. And it's very fain and it seems to make the noise more when I just finished shifting gears 1st 2nd and 3rd. But does it as well when I'm driving.
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 4:10 PM
Tiny
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Ok, so this is likely problem you are having. You are losing oil pressure at certain rpm's. You have to drop the oil pan and check the oil pickup. You will most likely have debris in the pickup. I recommend cleaning that and maybe replacing the oil pump. The rattling noise you hear is the camshafter tensioner on the back off the engine. This will have to be replaced also. These are both kind of involved jobs and if you don't know what you are doing then I would recommend you not doing it. HTH.
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much. Do you think it's safe to drive until I replace them. The oil light doesn't always come on. I drive to work and back only.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 7:34 AM
Tiny
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I wouldn't advise it. Don't know what problems will occur if it is not fixed.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 11:02 AM

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