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Old 11-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Oil light is flickering And i hear a rattling noise from the top of the engine

I recently had the timing chain replaced in my 02 type s due to the tensioner failing and causing the chain to slip. Repairs were done at the dealership but after about a week of driving the oil light is flickering and I'm hearing a rattling noise coming front the top of the engine, oil level is fine and no leaks are detected. Car has 160k on it and has always had scheduled maintenance done on it and has always had premium fuel ran in it. Im concerned it may be the oil pump starting to go or maybe there is a oil pressure or vtec pressure switch failing. Any help is greatly appreciated. I bought this car off the lot brand new and would like to keep it around for many more years!
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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I recently had the timing chain replaced in my 02 type s due to the tensioner failing and causing the chain to slip. Repairs were done at the dealership but after about a week of driving the oil light is flickering and I'm hearing a rattling noise coming front the top of the engine, oil level is fine and no leaks are detected. Car has 160k on it and has always had scheduled maintenance done on it and has always had premium fuel ran in it. Im concerned it may be the oil pump starting to go or maybe there is a oil pressure or vtec pressure switch failing. Any help is greatly appreciated. I bought this car off the lot brand new and would like to keep it around for many more years!
low oil pressure, normally a sign of low oil, but since you say your oil level is fine id investigate the oil pump.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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Idk about the rattling but when my oil light was flickering, I replaced the oil pressure switch and it worked. It's $12 at the dealer so I'd start there.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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Thanks! The pressure switch is where I'm going to start. Ill post updates!

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Old 11-17-2013, 04:43 PM   #5
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i doubt it would be a switch. theres no oil getting to the top end.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
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i doubt it would be a switch. theres no oil getting to the top end.
So maybe the pump?
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Yea, pump, or bearing clearence. Maybe a bad oil filter. I'd go pump though. Definetly don't start it until it's fixed. Double check oil level before anything.
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