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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-23-2017, 03:05 AM
Pesttt Pesttt is offline
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Oil pressure gauge.

Hi.
Has anyone ever fitted an oil pressure gauge using the oil pressure switch mount and an adaptor? Looks pretty tight for room in there at the block.
My oil temp/level gauge has stopped working and after replacing the sender (in the sump) with a new genuine one and testing the gauge in the dash I can't find the problem. Broken wire somewhere I think.
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:48 PM
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If you are asking if you could mount a mechanical oil pressure gauge along with the oil pressure switch, I think it could be done. You will have to remove the vacuum pump to get the oil pressure sending unit out. The you can add a t, then but the sending unit back on. If your oil level gauge is not working properly, a defective alternator can cause that problem. There should be some threads with more info on that topic. Do not replace ant BMW electrical components with aftermarket components, they do not play nice for some odd reasons?
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:16 AM
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Yeah, was thinking of one using a t piece.There are plenty to choose from but not much room behind the vacuum pump to mount one.
Interesting point about the alternator, found the thread you mentioned. Mine works fine, no faults, errors, etc, but had some oil ingress due to leaking timing cover gasket that is being fixed now. Will see if it's any different when I get it back, soon.
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Old 03-24-2017, 06:14 PM
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If the oil damaged a diode in the rectifier circuit. Most rebuilt alternators for our cars will cause this problem.
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