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Loud engine and low oil - Simple cause and effect?
I was on my way to work, but didn't get very far before my engine suddenly went up a few decibels. It happened when I was idle, and is definitely coming from the front end, so it's not a muffler issue. I checked my oil to find it really low, though the oil light never turned on, and the check engine light hasn't come up either. I've read that low engine oil can lead to loud engine sounds, but my question is mainly, if I get the oil flushed and replaced, should the sound go away, or is it already indicative of a larger problem? As far as I can tell, other than the sound, the car runs fine. Accelerates at a normal pace, though I didn't dare try taking it over 20-25 or so, RPMs seem normal and all the other gauges on the dash read fine. I'm taking it in tomorrow, I just want to get a feel or the possible scenarios beforehand.