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Oil light has been comming off and on for a few days. check oil levels they are fine. noise like a dddddddd and happens more when push on gas. Mechanic said the engine was not getting any oil pressure, he did not work on engines and said to buy a new engine or new car. My concern is he only looked at it for 15 min, and did not work on engines. should I get a 2nd opnion, get the oil changed to see if it that or just look for new car. If it can be fixed for under 300 thats great.

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-check the oil pressure switch,maybe loose connection or bad connection. -Bad oil pressure switch, -Bad oil pump. all these things can cause the oil light to turn on. Hope this can help.

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Those cars are known for intake gasket leak and if it leak, the coolant will some time leak into the engine oil. when the water and oil mix the valve lifter will colapse then there is noise.
yes, you need to get another opinion to see if there is just the valve lifters. good luck!

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