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Engine rattling/knocking between 1000-2000rpm

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by mightysprocket, Sep 30, 2012.

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    Hi guys, hope someone can help me. I have an A4 (b6) 1.8t Quattro (2001) with 110,000k on the clock.
    Yesterday the oil pressure light came on (red can) after a good run out. I checked the oil and it was a bit low so I topped it up.
    I took it for a run and got a mile down the road and it started to rattle/knock and the oil light came on again. I limped it home and lifted the bonnet and sounded like a top end knock/rattle that is only there between 1000 - 2000 rpm, after 2000rpm it sounds as sweet and smooth as it always has.

    Any ideas? hoping its not terminal

    thanks
    Rich
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    Get the sump off and clean out the pick up as a bare minimun AVS servicing has killed these cars for the later owners.
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    thanks mate, so you think it could have sucked up some sludge and so long as I sort that its nothing too serious?
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    The oil pick up will be blocked. Driving it could cause serious internal damage.
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    cars not going anywhere till fixed
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