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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 04-21-2014, 09:15 AM
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Oil pressure light

Well it started flickering last week. Then a few days ago it went from flickering to staying on at an idle or traffic light. Today it started its flickering, stayed on and when I put it on the Xway at 70mph it went out and did not flicker again. Now it is off. there is a slight oil leak off the plug or the oil pan. not sure where or it could be the oil pressure sending unit. The oil is at level and quite dirty. I will have it changed tomorrow with 20w 50. I hope the oil change will solve the problem. I cant afford to replace the oil pump right now, which I understand could be the problem, What does it sound like to you guys?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:40 PM
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Look at the oil pressure sender. If it's leaking oil around the crimp between the metal case and the phenolic body with the wiring connector, the switch is shot.
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