5185Re: [bmw e28] Oil Pressure Light
- Oct 28, 2007Hi, If the valve seals are worn the oil will run in to the combustion area causing the car to have access smoke from the exhaust.You say the the oil light is flickering in sync. with a noise I would have the oil pump or the mounting of the pump to the block checked which is critical for a flow seal. John from Oz.
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From: jforbey <jforbey@...>
Sent: Saturday, 27 October, 2007 11:14:20 PM
Subject: [bmw e28] Oil Pressure Light
I've got an e28; an '84 533i. It has always run excellent and though
I've taken care of it I have come to an impasse. A couple of weeks
ago I ran through high water.(about 12") I finally pushed it off of
the street where the water ran high, attempted to start it and at
first it did not. I guess water ran into the exhaust to kill it. The
engine oil was changed as soon as I got home; as were the trans and
rear end oils. Since then the oil light on the dash has been coming
on sporatically. The valve seals are worn so I have to add oil quite
often. Will the valve seals being worn reduce oil pressure? Another
thing I wondered was did anyone have problems with the oil canister
check valve sticking? Also I notice a clatter noise coming from the
oil pump area. Sometimes it happens, sometimes not but generally at
the same RPM and sometimes the noise corresponds to oil light flicker.
Can the oil canister starve the pump for oil?
John F. Forbey
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