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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By jackplicet
Hi cn90 and edjack, I just picked up my...

Hi cn90 and edjack,

I just picked up my automobile and was told by the owner that my warning indicator problems were caused by the mechanic not properly tightening the oil switch connections. Now...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By jackplicet
Hi cn90 and edjack, Thanks for your...

Hi cn90 and edjack,

Thanks for your responses. If the oil pressure switch fails, what indication does the driver have that there is a problem? If the switch is coated with oil, will it continue...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By jackplicet
How do oil pressure sensors work?

Hi Folks,

I need your help in understanding how oil pressure sensors work on a 2003 530i BMW. What I have been told by my mechanic is that a flickering red oil can light is the first indication...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi cn90, Thanks. I will certainly consider...

Hi cn90,

Thanks. I will certainly consider seeing your cousin after I meet with my mechanic to see what steps he is proposing to fix my low oil pressure warning problem.

I hope you understand...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi cn90, If your cousin is an authorized BMW...

Hi cn90,

If your cousin is an authorized BMW service provider, I will consider seeing him to get a second opinion. Please confirm this.

Regarding your suggestion that I change the oil, I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi cn90, I live in Anaheim which is in...

Hi cn90,

I live in Anaheim which is in Orange County and about 25 miles south of Gardena. I would rather get a second opinion from an authorized BMW dealer close to Anaheim.

Do you have any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi cn90, Thanks a million for your posts and...

Hi cn90,

Thanks a million for your posts and your concern about my problem which is not unique to my BMW according to your comments. I have to develop a strategy on how to deal with my mechanic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi dirtybrd, My mechanic claims that he has...

Hi dirtybrd,

My mechanic claims that he has always used genuine BMW parts on my automobile and this includes the recently installed oil sensor. Also, since he also installed a new oil filter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi dirtybrd, Thanks for your response. I...

Hi dirtybrd,

Thanks for your response. I want to summarize the situation as follows:

1. No low oil pressure warning at idle with old sensor coated with oil and old pump.
2. Pressure at idle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi dirtybrd, As part of my mechanic's...

Hi dirtybrd,

As part of my mechanic's diagnosis, he re-installed the original oil pressure sensor (which he claims was not working because it was coated with oil) and the low oil pressure warning...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi cn90, It has been very warm in Southern...

Hi cn90,

It has been very warm in Southern California this week, but it is always warm at this time of the year and I have never had oil pressure problems at idle in the past 11 years. Why I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi dirtybrd, As I mentioned in my post, my...

Hi dirtybrd,

As I mentioned in my post, my problems began when my mechanic installed a new sensor to replace the one that was coated in oil and purportedly not functioning. Before this happened,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
Hi cn90 and edjack, Thanks for your reply to...

Hi cn90 and edjack,

Thanks for your reply to my post which stated that the new oil pump had resolved my oil pressure problem. Before I update both of you on the latest developments, I want to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 542
Posted By jackplicet
New oil pump resolved low pressure at idle

Hi Folks,

First of all, thanks to all that responded to my posts. Your comments and suggestions were most appreciated.

I made a decision to follow my mechanic's recommendation to replace the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By jackplicet
Oil pressure problem at idle resolved with new pump

Hi Folks,

First of all, thanks to all that responded to my posts. You comments and suggestions are most appreciated.

I made a decision to follow my mechanic's recommendation to replace the oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By jackplicet
Oil pump needs replacement

Hi Folks,

My mechanic has informed me that my oil pressure problem at idle (8psi) is caused by an oil pump that is out of spec. My 2003 530i BMW has only 73,000 miles and has had regular oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By jackplicet
Oil pump needs replacement

Hi Folks,

My mechanic states that my oil pressure problem at idle (8psi) is caused by an oil pump that is out of specs after only 73,000 miles on a 2003 530i BMW who has had an oil service every...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By jackplicet
Oil pump needs replacement

Hi Folks,

I was just informed by my mechanic that my oil pressure problem is caused by an oil pump that is out of specs. He recommends that it, along with all the gaskets, be replaced. He feels...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By jackplicet
Hi, I recall my mechanic mentioning that he...

Hi,

I recall my mechanic mentioning that he had measured the oil pressure with a gauge and he had gotten a reading of 8 psi at idle. He claims it should be 10 psi.

Thanks for your prompt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By jackplicet
oil pressure sender giving false readings

Hi Folks,

Before developing this note, I want you to know that I checked all previous posts and did not find anything that addressed my problem as described below:

Right after starting on a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By jackplicet
Hi Folks, This afternoon (October 4), I...

Hi Folks,

This afternoon (October 4), I decided to start using my spare key since earlier in the day, I had one incident where the car did not start the first time I turned the key. It started...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By jackplicet
Hi, Thanks for your response to my post. ...

Hi,

Thanks for your response to my post. Regarding your question, when I turn the ignition switch, absolutely nothing happens. The engine doesn't crank, there isn't any sound from the starter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By jackplicet
Possible starter motor problems

Hi Folks,

I am the proud owner of a 2003 530i BMW. This automobile has never given me any problems except for the normal replacement of brakes, battery, and filters.

Until recently, I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By jackplicet
E-39 wheel alignment

During 2003, I purchased a new 530i and have never had any type of wheel alignment service. Although all my tires seem to have worn evenly over the years and the car rides and handles magnificently,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By jackplicet
Brake job suggested on my 2003 e-39

Several days ago, when I had my 2003 530i serviced, my long-term mechanic mentioned that I needed new rotors and pad on both front and rear wheels. My 530i, with only 55,000 miles, had the front...
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