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1996 audi a4 quatro oil light blinks when first starting engine, but goes in less than a minute. Light comes back on next time you start the engine, but goes out each time. What does this mean?

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Oil is low when first starting but as pressure builds up it goes off. check your oil before starting the car to see if it's low.

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My Audi A4 2009 makes a rattling noise on cold starts which resolves in less than 30 seconds. Dealer says its an air pump. This doesn't seem correct. The noise comes from the front of the care. Does not...


READ THIS (happy ending so far...):
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.

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.
So far, this has had an happy ending....

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Dec 19, 2010 | 2009 Audi A4

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I have a 2002 audi quatro A4 V6. the battery goes dead overnight - not always, intermittent. new battery. something is drawing power. no check engine light on. under 100,000 miles on the car.


unhook battery positive and install test light in between the post and the cable. if it has a draw it should come on dim. then unplug the fuses one at a time and when you pull the fuse and the light gose out thats the circut with the draw. then refer to what that fuse runs and correct the problem by inspecting that part and repairing as needed.

Dec 06, 2010 | 2002 Audi A4

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What does a light on the dash mean that flashes yellow,has a pic of a car and a key with a line tru it.audi a4 96plate


Katielouiser I have the same icon come on each time i start my 1996 Audi A4 and if I don't wait till it goes off before starting the car it will immobilise the engine soon after starting. But if I wait till it goes off before proceeding with starting, the engine will continue to run till I stop and turn the ignition off- only to repeat this all over again when I have to drive somewhere again. It can be a pain when ones in a hurry, and embrassing to say the least when you have passengers.

Feb 02, 2010 | 1996 Audi A4

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Engine sound in Audi A4 1.8Turbo


may be ignition timing

May 29, 2009 | 2001 Audi A4

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"oil" displayed on start up


most cars have a self diagnosis proceedure during and just after startup. this is not a fault unless it appears while going round corners or just generally driving around. you have had the sense to check your levels and pressures then i wouldnt worry too much about it unless it stays on or is as i say on while driving.

Feb 26, 2009 | 1996 Audi A4

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Engine Warning Light is on, earlier car sputtered and poor power


Usually it Means that you are low on Oil or Coolant.

Jan 04, 2009 | 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet

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Engine Warning Light is on, earlier car sputtered and poor power


get the car code read for starters then let me have the code

Dec 29, 2008 | 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet

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Oil for 2007 AUDI A4 2.0t Quatro


The best balance of price, quality, availability that I have found is Mobil1 synthetic - it's on Audi's approved oils list. With the 2.0T engine, you absolutely want to use synthetic (the Audi turbo fours are known for oil sludge issues), and you want to do a SeaFoam treatment every 15k miles or so - that combination will keep your engine in great running shape.

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Fault code 0562.oil level sensor light on dash display.sensor replaced dash still displaying oil level


I also have a 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Quatro and the low oil sensor comes on periodically. I pull the oil dip stick and put it back and it goes away. Maybe it will work itself out.

Aug 05, 2008 | 2004 Audi A4

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