Hello, I just purchased this car few days ago and engine ran like a beauty. No noise or anything. A day later I did notice low oil pressure. 60psi at cold, but at around 20psi hot on idle.
I read that it could just be a bad sender unit so I ignored it for a few days.
Yesterday I decided to see what the engine was made of and drove in excess of 90+mph on freeway for about 10-15minutes.
When I exited and hit a stop light the oil pressure gauge ding sound went off because it was on red mark. I was able to park it.
I got back on the freeway few hours later and drove normal speeds, but this time when I exited and hit a stop light the oil pressure gauge dinged and engine stalled.
I was able to turn the car back on few minutes later and drive home. (I had to keep pressure on accelerator on stop lights or the oil pressure gauge would dip to red again and stall my engine)
So this morning I test drove it and I notice a new noise coming from engine. When I would accelerate I can hear a ticking/knock from engine. The higher the RPM the louder the noise. On idle I can still hear a slight tick very low though.
Is this the end of the car engine? if it is I just got heavily ripped off. :/
Thanks for reading