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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 05-27-2012, 02:48 PM
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Mein Auto: 1990 Bmw 325i e30
Red Oil pressure light comes on after start up

Hello,
My 1990 bmw 325i oil pressure light has been coming on for about 5 seconds then goes out just after starting up. The car is running mobile 1 synthetic 15w50 as the bmw manual reccomends. The car runs awesome! But I would like to hope to find a solution to this problem.
I have heard it could be the oil pump starting to go? Or maybe Im just running the wrong oil? or maybe just a sensor?

Thanks!

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Old 05-28-2012, 06:12 AM
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Most E30's don't run synthetic oil. But now that it had it you cant really go back. Using it does make it more prone to oil leaks because of the oil gaskets in E30's. Maybe the engine is sayig you have low pressure during start up? Mine always came on with the eta durig start up then soon as it fired it was out. Is that what your saying?
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:49 PM
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Well the last owner had been running synthetic so I have also been putting synthetic in it. Well once the motor starts up and is idling the light stays on for about 5 seconds (give or take).
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