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AUM 1.8T dodgy oil pressure/pump ???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by DionBullock, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. DionBullock
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    DionBullock Dion

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    Hey guys! Had a quick look on the search but couldt find anything so i need some help or advice please???

    I was driving home the other day when a warning light started to flash on my dashboard. it was the oil can light flashing and beeping like crazy! So i pulled over, had a look under the bonnet, checked the dipstick (plenty of oil) checked the coolant level and everything looked a-ok...

    so jamp back in the car and drove a few miles home, light wentoff as soon as i set off again). But after a few miles a weird noise started coming from the engine... oil light stayed off, temp guage was fine, weird! by the time id got home (3-4 miles later) , the noise was quite noticable and thought that was it, the engine is fucked! But after 10 mins i started her up again and she sounded fine, no rattling or anything!
    I was away all wekend so i just took her for a 10 mile drive to see if these "problems" would happen again, but nothing?!?!

    My guess is the oil pump being faulty??? or some sensor maybe?? i havent a clue??? Scared to take it for a long drive just incase the engine blows or something?!?! lol

    All this happened on my audi a3 1.8t aum btw :)
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    This happened to me about 3-4 weeks back. turn out my oil strainer and oil pick up was blocked. "in sump".
    so i got oil pump changed at the the same time. got the car back drove about 4 miles then the Turbo blew, turned out no oil got to my turbo when it was blocked and damaged it. i only drove 2 miles when my light came on then i got really bad noise from the engine stopped car straight away and got recovered.

    DON'T DRIVE YOUR CAR. Get it towed to a garage my total bill came to £2700 just for a blocked pipe. I also had to change intercoolers, "power steering pump and alternator" "they just happened to go at the same time just bad luck."

    Hopefully it's not to late for you mate.
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    Thanks for that!! I stupiddly drove tha car today thinking it was just a one off!!! doh!! so i wont be using her until i get the sump and pick up sorted!!! just hope i havent fucked up the turbo or anything now....

    will keep ya posted!!
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