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My car has a rattle when I slow down or start the ignition and now the oil light comes on when it rattles. Usually the rattle and light disappear when I accelorate....

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I would think it is more of what is known as a knock than a rattle due to low oil pressure 1st of all check your oil level if it is correct then i would say it is your oil pump your oil pumps pressure release valve or the main bearings in the bottom of the engine and i would expect your engine to go bang or seize up at some point

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audi a4 2L turbo quattro, manual transmission with 98,000 KM. Perfect conditions, no oil leaks whatsoever.

Left the car off for two weeks in very cold weather (-10C down to -25C). When I restarted, it started immediately but with heavy rattling noise due to camshaft adjuster not getting enough oil pressure. After 3 minutes of warming up (outside temp.: -12C) at very low rpm (below 2,000rpm), I start moving the car. Still hearing heavy rattle noise. As soon as I pass 2,000 rpm, I get a scary red warning, low oil pressure. Turn off the engine immediately. In 1 minute, I re-start the car and the engine lights check ok, so I drive in first gear super slow (1,200rpm) hearing the same rattling noise. After another minute, finally the noise all the sudden disappears and the car starts running just fine.

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