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Old 10-19-2012, 02:33 AM
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Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
Oil pressure light comes on at 5-7psi. If you are getting the light on at any time after start-up you have MAJOR problems. Low oil pressure reported - quantify: 20psi 30psi? Shop talk is cheap - data is gold. I cannot give a qualified answer on exactly what pressure is 'normal' as I do not have a manual covering that engine, so you will need to research that. Reports of low oil pressure and 'noise' is never a good sign. Can you quantify oil pressure independently (hire/borrow a gauge)?
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