Red oil light

Asked by George Oct 19, 2019 at 11:50 AM about the 2008 BMW 3 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey guys I have a 2008 BMW e90 320i it's now on
330k kilometers n I recently rebuild my n46 engine
drove for a week bt now it's showing the red oil
light after 2 kilometers and when I check oil level
it's near max level what could be the problem cos I
found bits of oil in the coolant bottle. Please help

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What oil light? There are two. There is one with the waves underneath the oil can or one without? The one with the waves is a low oil condition. The other one means you have an oil pressure issue. If you have oil in your coolant, I suspect the a head gasket. Did you have that issue before the rebuild?

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