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I want to change the oil pump in a 2000 Acura RL

I had a pinging sound start on my Acura that was so loud that I thought the piston where going to come through the hood. I had oil and water and it was not running hot or the oil light was not on. I had the car towed and then I drove it the next day 2 miles with the noise even louder. Mechanic stuck his finger in the oil intake and brought out very thick gunk. He suggested I needed a new engine because it would be to expensive and time consumming to rebuild. Either solution was not good for me because I am in real estate and I should not have to tell you any more. 2 days later he called and suggested I replace the oil with deisel fuel and start the car and let it run in idle for a while and turn off and restart a few times and then drain the deisel and repeat it one more time. Suprisingly the pinging started to subside. I then replaced the deisel with oil and ran it for a while and the pinging got less but the oil light did not turn off. I then drained the oil after it had time to mix with the remaining deisel. This time I replace the oil filter as well added 4 quarts of 20/50 oil and one quart of Lucas. The noise all but stopped and the oil light went off. I drove it down several blocks and it sounded great but the light came back on without the ping. I drove it back and put it in the garage. Light takes a few minutes to go off when I start it and it still pings a little. I have not taken it out again. I think I need the oil pan removed and cleaned as well as the screen inside and maybe it would be cheaper to replace the oil filter before I take the car out for a drive to a shop where I should have the engine check out completely. I am happy that I do not think I need an engine any more. I need my car but I am in a catch 22 because I can not afford to do to much at this point. Any suggestions will be appreciate. My number is 209.602.9697.

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You Ultimately will need to Get it Rebuilt. But, For now it will be fine, Just Keep listening for the Ping and Check the Oil Continuously. Until you can afford to get it Rebuilt.

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