From digest.v6.n882 Tue Jul 15 04:42:23 1997
From: Don Eilenberger <deilenberger_at_monmouth.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 22:30:38 -0400
Subject: RE: Oil Light <E28 I assume>
>From: "Dale Howard" <dwh_at_lbbc.lb.com>
>Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 07:45:31 +0000
>Subject: oil light
>The oil light on my 535 came on this morning even though the oil
>level is correct. This only happens when the car is idling. Anyone
>have any idea what the problem might be??
Dale, replace the oil sender. You'll find it on the drivers side
of the engine, high up on the head, at the very rear. Has one wire
coming outta it. They go bad. They leak. When you pull the lead off
it you'll prolly find oil under the protective boot.
Volkswagon ones fit/work just fine.. (you want one off an air-cooled
VW) if you can't find the official leaky BMW part. Most auto parts
stores can help you out.
If it isn't this - you've got deeper problems. (I'm assuming you
mean the oil pressure light on the dash - not the oil level light
on the overhead console.. different beast altogether).
Spring Lk Hts, NJ, USA
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