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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:09 AM
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oil not circulating

Hi gals/guys

Overhauled the complete engine (e36m42 1994) Engine cranks first time, sounds beautiful. Only hassle is, oil light stays on and the oil does not circulate/push up. Please explain, advice how to fix. Have replaced oil pump still the same problem.

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Old 11-30-2016, 08:15 AM
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Are you getting NO oil circulation, or very low oil pressure? Have you confirmed when you changed the pump, that it was actually turning with the rotation of the crankshaft?
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Oil pump was turning. No oil circulation. Cylinder head was done by engineering shop. Block/bottom was also done by another engineering shop.
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