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    Hi All

    I have recently bought my first BMW (July) and until now she has driven like a dream. I need advice as I have no idea on how to fix cars in any shape or form. Your thoughts please! As before taking it to BMW or my local garage I would need some advice before getting ripped off. 1) The oil light stays on for about 10-20 seconds once I've started the car. I check the oil levels each week and they are fine. No idea what it is? 2) The other thing which has only started happending is that when driving along usually between 30-50 mph when pressing the accelorator nothing happens. Even changing down a gear doesnt help it along. Then all of a sudden she flys off as if nothing was wrong. I have a 320 CD M Sport convertible and I love it (more than my previous Audi) but now want to cry thinking the worst (and having to explain to the Mrs that I will need to spend cash to sort it out). Its a 2005 model and just done 85K. Any suggestions welcome and appreciate any resposnes. Cheers Leo
     
     

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    The oil light is normal it will stay on a few seconds until oil pressure is up as a warning not to rev engine. What's the service history like? Has it got the right oil in it as that makes a difference.
    The second fault sounds Turbo related but more likely an actuator or sensor than a fault with the Turbo itself.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrolmarty View Post
    The oil light is normal it will stay on a few seconds
    a 10-20 seconds with out oil pressure is a long time count it of on you watch
    i would suspect the oil pump
     
     

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    +1 on both oil pump and oil grade, get the oil pressure checked ASAP, it could just be a dicky sensor but not worth taking the risk.

    Turbo delay is caused by a duff MAP sensor (Boost sensor) or MAF sensor (air flow) 95% of the time, get the fault codes read first and if possible actual vs expected test. I am in Hungerford and will be happy to run full diagnostics on you car for an agreeable fee, just PM me
     
     

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