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  1. Oil light STILL comes on

    General E46 Forum
    Hello guys! I have a BMW 316i 2004 (N42B18A; 115hp) and I changed several things over the course of 3-4 weeks (have this car for about 7 weeks now). I changed the oil filter housing gasket, valve cover gasket, another gasket that I forgot the name of, the oil sump gasket, the oil level sensor...
  2. Just picked this baby up for $2900. Besides a window that needs a new motor

    Just picked this baby up for $2900. Besides a window that needs a new motor

    Just a few shots of my new (to me) 2000 323i. It is fairly clean inside and out. There are only 2 issues that are still bugging me....Those are the DSC light coming on sometimes, and the yellow(amber) oil light will come on for about 20 seconds every time I start it. I am trying to get to the bottom
  3. Just picked this baby up for $2900. Besides a window that needs a new motor

    Just picked this baby up for $2900. Besides a window that needs a new motor

    Just a few shots of my new (to me) 2000 323i. It is fairly clean inside and out. There are only 2 issues that are still bugging me....Those are the DSC light coming on sometimes, and the yellow(amber) oil light will come on for about 20 seconds every time I start it. I am trying to get to the bottom
  4. Just picked this baby up for $2900. Besides a window that needs a new motor

    Just picked this baby up for $2900. Besides a window that needs a new motor

    Just a few shots of my new (to me) 2000 323i. It is fairly clean inside and out. There are only 2 issues that are still bugging me....Those are the DSC light coming on sometimes, and the yellow(amber) oil light will come on for about 20 seconds every time I start it. I am trying to get to the bottom
  5. Just picked this baby up for $2900. Besides a window that needs a new motor

    Just picked this baby up for $2900. Besides a window that needs a new motor

    Just a few shots of my new (to me) 2000 323i. It is fairly clean inside and out. There are only 2 issues that are still bugging me....Those are the DSC light coming on sometimes, and the yellow(amber) oil light will come on for about 20 seconds every time I start it. I am trying to get to the bottom
  6. Long story short, need your professional opinion

    General E46 Forum
    Introduction: * I have 2004 330i and I love it. I do my research on it if something happens, maintain it regularly, and try to keep it in shape as good as financially I can. Its my daily driver. Story: * On 07/22/17 (yesterday) I decided to go to Angeles Crest Hwy (its close-by to me), and...
  7. Red oil light < 1k RPM (including idle) and no top end power. Any advice?

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    tl;dr My RED oil light is coming on when < 1k RPM, and I have no top-end power. They're most likely symptoms for 2 completely different issues. Does anyone have any advice/experience to share with me? Fully detailed version... Ok, my mechanic is stumped and hasn't found the cause to my issue...
  8. oil light

    General E46 Forum
    A few times after I turned off my car after driving it, my yellow oil light would turn on and stay there for about a minute. I needed to change my oil around that time so I thought it lit up because it needed an oil change. Now about a month after my oil change, the oil light came on again after...
  9. Engine oil light comes on red but doesnt stay on.

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have a 2001 325xi. The engine oil light started coming on a few weeks ago but was only orange. It came on when I started my car and stayed on about 4 more seconds than any of the other test lights. Then last week it turned red but it only comes on when the car is started then goes away...
  10. 320ci red oil light on startup

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I've an 03 320ci and I've got an issue I'm worried about. When I start the car from cold or after sitting maybe 10 mins from warm, the red oil pressure light stays illuminated after the engine starts for 3-4 seconds. I have a video which I may upload later. The oil light doesn't illuminate...
  11. oil light questions

    General E46 Forum
    just wanted to see if anyone had any quick answers before or while I search for my answer on here. on my old e36 a red oil light would come on as soon as I shut off the car and that was when I needed to add oil, the light came on when the oil level was at the low line of the oil stick. now on...
  12. Amber Oil Light 318i

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Guys, I'm new in the forums and only got my e46 318i 2004 5 months ago. An amber oil light came up yesterday in the dash board so I check the oil this morning and it's in a very low level (minimum level), even though the car is not due for service according to the reading in the dashboard...
  13. A few questions about my 2001 330ci

    General E46 Forum
    I finally got my membership approved, it took 4 days not sure why glad to finally be able to post and reply to threads. I have come to believe that this is one of the most helpful forums out there for bmw's in general. Everyone on here is extremely helpful and dont mind answering the easiest of...
  14. Oil Light . . . .

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Guys - I have a 2000 323i - changed the oil the other day but might have a problem. When I start the car, the oil light comes on along with all the other lights as usual. Then, about 30 seconds later, it comes on again - not in red but in orange. It stays on in orange, anywhere from 8...
  15. Oil Level Sensor DIY with pics.

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi, I just saw a thread with someone wanting a general idea on how to replace your Oil Level Sensor. Here is my DIY on how to do it. I would say on a scale of 1 to 10, this was really easy to do. Maybe a level 2 just cause taking off the metal panel and then trying to re-install it by myself...
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