5193Re: Oil Pressure light
- Nov 10, 2007--- In bmwe28@..., "jforbey" <jforbey@...> wrote:
> I've got a '84 533i that runs well but has one problem:
> I dunno, car seems to run well with an occasional clatter type noise
> coming from engine...oil light will sometimes stay on, then go out
> when RPM increases, not turn on or just flicker while engine running.
> Is there any other reason why oil pressure light will act like this?
> Maybe oil drain-back plug in top of canister for filter?
> Has anyone else encountered this problem?
I would drain the oil and run a magnet through it to see if you find
anything unusual. Also, tear open your oil filter and look in there for
metal fragments too.
Last weekend, a friend's '89 325ix was doing the same thing with the
occasional clatter and oil pressure light flickering and when we
drained the oil, we found little pieces of metal! They were just flakes
and slivers... not chunks or big pieces.
I thought it was something bad in the head, but a BMW master tech
happened to be at the track when we were doing this and he thought it
was a spun bearing.
I know this is probably worst-case senerio, but if you find the same
stuff in your oil, you might be looking at a new crankshaft.
My site. <http://www.theknese.com/>
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