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    The oil light on my car come's on red when i start the car, goes off, then after around 3 second's the orange light come's on. Stay's on for around 20 - 30 second's then go off. The oil in the car is perfect, not had to touch it once since the oil change and the level of the oil has not moved at all. Checking on a daily basis. Does this mean the sensor could be faulty? If so, Where about's is the sensor so i can replace it and fix the problem .... Hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by M4RKY N View Post
    The oil light on my car come's on red when i start the car, goes off, then after around 3 second's the orange light come's on. Stay's on for around 20 - 30 second's then go off. The oil in the car is perfect, not had to touch it once since the oil change and the level of the oil has not moved at all. Checking on a daily basis. Does this mean the sensor could be faulty? If so, Where about's is the sensor so i can replace it and fix the problem .... Hopefully

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    Hi. The sensor is on the sump No.16 in the link if you have the M43 engine.
    http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E4...vel_indicator/ Jim
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    WOW! Just been quoted £85! Does this sound about right? Am going to get it into BMW next weekend, plugged in and see what it is causing it to appear for so long. Would this make the radiator fan constantly run?


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    Hi. If you wait until your next oil change you can replace the sensor yourself. The price varies but make sure it is OEM if buying on the net. I can't think how your oil sensor could cause your fan to run.
    It would be cheaper to find a BMW independent to use to read your codes. Jim
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