2001 Audi TT Question Ticking

Tiny
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  • 2001 AUDI TT
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • MANUAL
  • 86,600 MILES
The oil light came on in the car today so I put oil in it. Once that was done and I started driving again there was a ticking sound coming from under the hood. The oil light is still on also.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 5:30 PM

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Tiny
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The 1st thing that needs to be done here is check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. This will determine if the oil pump is doing its job-Bear in mind its making noise at this time-could be the oil pump or internal defects such as engine bearings/oil galleries/ clogged pick up screen due to sludge-check the pressure and comeback with the readings and we'll take it one step at a time.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 5:48 PM
Tiny
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How do I check the oil pressure? What do I need to do to get a reading?
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 5:57 PM
Tiny
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You need an oil pressure gauge-find the oil pressure sending unit remove it hook up the gauge to it and read off the pressure and comeback with reading so I can evaluate the situation whether its the oil sender/idiot gauge or internal defects.

Read the pressure at idle and then jack up the rpm to 2,000 rpms and read again. Then report back to me.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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I know this may sound stupid, but I have been looking at Oil pressure gauges online and most that I have seen say automatic transmission. Are there special ones for the manual transmission?
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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So busy I've overlook you-its called oil pressure tester different names for different people. I call it mechanical gauge- See below

Try going to this website www.kdtools.com if there's such


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_1_2.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_oil_pressure_tester_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_oil_pressure2_1.jpg

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 7:56 PM
Tiny
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Okay this is what we have done. I spoke with my dad and he thought that maybe too much oil was put into the car. So today we drained the oil, put a new filter on it, and put in 5W 30 synthetic oil. This resolved the oil light situation and the ticking, but added new problems. The car is now blowing white smoke and whistling when the gas is pushed. Not sure what is going on.

Thanks for the last posting. I did get what I needed, havesn't used it yet as the original problem seems to be solved. Just new ones now.
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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The car is now blowing white smoke and whistling when the gas is pushed. Not sure what is going on.

Where is this white smoke/whistling coming from-sounds like an overheating problem.
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 4:55 PM
Tiny
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The whistling sound is coming from under the hood and the white smoke is coming out of the exhaust pipes. The oil light does come back on after it runs for a while. My boyfriend is concerned that it is the turbo, could that be the problem.
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 5:26 PM
Tiny
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Could be very well be.
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Any suggestions as to how to figure out if that is the problem without taking it to an auto body shop?
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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My main question is -Is it overheating? If so get it block and pressure tested to find out why.
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Friday, January 4th, 2008 AT 12:38 AM
Tiny
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No it is not overheating. It is really weird because it was not doing any of this before it was just the ticking and the oil light.
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Friday, January 4th, 2008 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
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Check the turbocharger out-I remember long time ago with a subaru that gave me a curve ball with white smoke turn out to be the turbocharger-check it out.
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Friday, January 4th, 2008 AT 1:51 PM

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