Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)

X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Talk about the E83 BMW X3 in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-10-2016, 12:22 PM
bharathvarma bharathvarma is offline
Registered User
Location: usa
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: bmw x3
BMW X3 - red oil and battery warning light

i got red oil and battery warning light, i had changed oil n did battery inspection . still while driving all of sudden both these lights coming, i have to turn off and on the engine in traffic. please help me regarding these.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 07-11-2016, 11:54 AM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is online now
Bimmerfest.com Founder
Location: SF
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 11,940
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our X3 forum, you'll get more help in here. The red oil light is really bad, it means low oil pressure. Are you sure you re-filled enough oil?

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-11-2016, 12:01 PM
acoste's Avatar
acoste acoste is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: California
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,504
Mein Auto: 2010 550i MT
Quote:
Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
The red oil light is really bad, it means low oil pressure.
+1

And does the battery and the oil warning come in tandem? Same time?

Do you have a red oil light at any rpm or only when idling and with a warm engine?
__________________
1998 BMW 528i MT @ 231k //sold
1997 Saab 9000 //sold
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-22-2016, 02:51 PM
bharathvarma bharathvarma is offline
Registered User
Location: usa
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: bmw x3
BMW X3 - red oil and battery warning light

i had done oil change and replaced with new battery this week. again while i drive back to home , when i stop at traffic signal again battery red light is coming n i have to restart engine immediately , when i go to pep boys they told to change battery, and i did. still red battery light is coming sometimes. they dint have any idea about this ,that sounds very funny
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-22-2016, 02:59 PM
acoste's Avatar
acoste acoste is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: California
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,504
Mein Auto: 2010 550i MT
That must be the alternator then. So you don't have the red oil light any more?
__________________
1998 BMW 528i MT @ 231k //sold
1997 Saab 9000 //sold
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-22-2016, 07:08 PM
dukedkt442 dukedkt442 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Upstate, NY
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,081
Mein Auto: 08 E83; '86 442; 84 GMC
BMW X3 - red oil and battery warning light

If you have the red oil pressure light, stop driving until you test the oil pressure unless you want to turn your engine into a mooring anchor.

Oil pressure lights have NOTHING to do with oil level unless your crankcase is missing 75% or more of its oil, basically a level low enough where the oil pump pickup starts sucking air. Hopefully it's just a faulty sender.
__________________

Last edited by dukedkt442; 07-22-2016 at 07:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms