Yellow Oil light on intermittently..

Asked by Oct 01, 2013 at 12:47 AM about the 2008 BMW 3 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi I have a 2008 BMW 320i with 71,000kms. When i start up the motor the yellow oil light comes on for a brief few seconds, then dissapears after driving 15kms it comes back. The car has been serviced 7 weeks ago....should i be worrying??

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YES ......... if the low oil lamp is one it is either a faulty switch or you have a low to inadequate oil level and or pressure. Best to have towed to a shop and a mechanical oil pressure gauge put on it to check the actual specs. I have also heard of the cartridge style oil filters being overlooked and no being replaced every oil change and have seen one actually disintegrate. and plug up all oil ports

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