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LOUD RATTLING NOISE

WHEN I STARTED THE CAR IT STARTED MAKIN A LOUD RATTLING NOISE AND THE OIL LIGHTS ON I PUT 3 QUARTS OF OIL IN IT.IT STILL WON'T GO OFF.AND ITS STILL MAKIN THAT NOISE

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Sounds by your explaination you have a cam shaft problem oil pressure is built through the cam sorry this could be costly have it checked as fast as possable.hope this was helpful

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Check out for any oil leakage...

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I recently purchased a 1989 chevy caprice classic brougham I haven't gotten an oil change nor tune up Since I purchased the vehicle 2 days ago. Today I was driving it on the highway and smoke started...


I would split your problem into three:

1. "smoke started coming from my tailpipes and my engine."
2. "I checked my oil and there wasn't any in there."
"The car would crank and stall making a rattling noise."
3. "After i put oil in the car and go to crank it my lights would dim and it wouldnt crank."

1. Depending on the color of the smoke, it could've been burned oil (blue-ish) or coolant (white with sweet-ish smell if you use antifreeze). Neither of these should be exititing you tailpipe though... It might be a sign of a blown head gasket.

2. This too can be a sign of a blown gasket. No oil can cause rattling engine noises as your valvetrain has hydraulic lifters which need oil pressure to operate properly. No oil => no pressure => rattling.

3.a. You're not mentioning whether or not you have overheated the engine. Neither are you mentioning whether you were experiencing no-crank condition on hot/warm engine or on cold engine.

3.b. If no crank happend pretty much right after the whole situation, the engine might have still been way too hot to operate normally and the pistons extended to the point that there was too much friction between them and the cylinder walls. It hapens rarely if you don't super-overheat it.

3.c. This might as well be the overly popular hot start problem many SBCs from those years are experiencing. I had it with my '89 camaro and solved it with a remote starter solenoid / relay. On cold engine you can start no-problemo but on warm or hot engine you need to wait till it cools down. Let me know if it's it and I can guide you through a solution.

3.d. It might be a more typical problem with your starter. When they get worn out, they may be more sensitive to temperature, they may need some slight punching with a hammer (pretty typical stuff with old cars). Locate the starter - it should be on the passenger side, can be reached from the top or from under the car, behind passenger's side front wheel.

Don't let this situation get you down. It's a decent automobile which just needs a little care and attention at this moment. If you clean up these small issues with it, you'll never regret you did.

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Front of car up on blocks, front wheels off, start car and put in gear, when push on gas front of car has a loud rattling noise and vibration, what could this be?


I would suggest you seek professional help at a
repair shop

I doubt they will enjoy correcting your mistakes,even
though your trying to fix your own car

We all started somewhere & learned the hard way
in the beginning

I won't go into a long detailed story, based on what little
technical info you gave us,I don't want to come across
as hurtful,enough said,you need help

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If it is still less than full, it may cause some noise, but depending on how long you ran it with the oil low, how hot it got and other unknowns, you may have a serious problem. Try adding oil to the fill mark and pray that after you run it awhile the noise will go away. The noise may be the lifters trying to work with little or no pressure. It is possible that after the oil top off and a bit of driving they may pressure up and start working again.

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Called Audi dealer and they told me that in extreme weather conditions, I should warm the engine for 10-15 minutes if necessary before start moving.
Take away: luckily, I didn't screw up the engine since I was using it at extremely low rpm (easy to do with clutch and manual transmission) until the oil reached full pressure. I am pretty sure now that the problem was leaving the car off for such a long time in freezing weather. All the oil flows back to the bottom, and when I restarted it, the cold oil with high viscosity took a long time to reach all the parts of the engine, specially the camshaft adjusters that are actuated by using oil pressure. Next day, the car started at -9C perfectly without making any noise (as usual). Basically, the longer you leave your audi in cold weather, the longer you might hear the rattling noise until the oil reach full pressure inside the engine. My car took 6 minutes to fix it after couple of weeks in cold weather. This makes sense to me; in fact, in the past I only heard the rattling noise after leaving the car off for a couple of days in the winter.
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