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5194Re: Oil Pressure light

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  • jforbey
    11 Nov 07:26
      not trying to dwell on past troubles but did he ever fix the problem
      on the 325ix?
      jforbey
      --- In bmwe28@..., "Pete" <pete@...> wrote:
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      > --- In bmwe28@..., "jforbey" <jforbey@> wrote:
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      > > 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?
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > jforbey@
      > >
      >
      > Hey jforbey,
      > 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.
      >
      > Pete
      >
      > My site. <http://www.theknese.com/>
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