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Clicking noise engine

Hi, I have a 2002 W8 Volkswagen Passat. I have had it for just over a year now and recently, after my dad refilled all of the fluids and changed the oil and I made a trip across Washington state (about 600 miles round trip)a clicking noise started in my engine. I am not exactly sure where the noise is coming from as I don't knows very much about cars but it is a very rhythmic "click click click click" sound. The sound always goes when I am stopped and sometimes while in idle or driving. I am wondering what may be causing this noise and if it is serious?

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SOURCE: Engine warning light and engine vibration 2002 VW Passat

The flashing is telling you that the engine is mis-firing, the dealer will run a test to determine the cylinder that is mis-firing, chances are it is something simple

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SOURCE: ticking or clicking noise in the engine while at idle speed

The "lifters" are valve lifter, not oil lifters. They are best described as hydraulic cushions. They use the engine oil pressure to expand and take up the slack between components. As the engine wears, clearances increase and the oil pressure decreases at idle. The ticking goes away with an increase RPM because the oil pressure increases. Using an additive like STP to thicken the oil some might stop it. It isn't uncommon or serious. I had a car once that had lifter noise unless I used Rislone detergent additive to keep varnish from building up around the lifter making it stick. The symtom of coolant in the oil is milkey foam. Some synthetic oils go in clear then turn red or purple. Relax and enjoy the next 100,000 miles. Keep the oil and air filter changed and watch for a leaking water pump. Overheating because the water pump seal or thermostat failed is the death of an older engine. If you want to be proactive, have these and the radiator hoses changed. Avoid a made in China water pump if possible.

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SOURCE: oil light comes on at idle, goes off when driving, oil level full

change oil pressure switch it' should be near the oil filter

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