5194Re: Oil Pressure light
- 11 Nov 07:26not trying to dwell on past troubles but did he ever fix the problem
on the 325ix?
--- In bmwe28@..., "Pete" <pete@...> wrote:
> --- 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
> > coming from engine...oil light will sometimes stay on, then go
> > when RPM increases, not turn on or just flicker while engine
> > Is there any other reason why oil pressure light will act like
> > Maybe oil drain-back plug in top of canister for filter?
> > Has anyone else encountered this problem?
> > Thanks,
> > jforbey@
> Hey jforbey,
> I would drain the oil and run a magnet through it to see if you
> anything unusual. Also, tear open your oil filter and look in
> metal fragments too.
> Last weekend, a friend's '89 325ix was doing the same thing with
> occasional clatter and oil pressure light flickering and when we
> drained the oil, we found little pieces of metal! They were just
> 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
> was a spun bearing.
> I know this is probably worst-case senerio, but if you find the
> stuff in your oil, you might be looking at a new crankshaft.
> My site. <http://www.theknese.com/>
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