yellow oil light

Asked by Oct 16, 2014 at 04:35 AM about the 2001 BMW 3 Series 318i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a problem with my 2001 318i se. 30 seconds after starting a yellow oil light
appears and it last between 10-20 seconds and the it disappears. i have my oil castrol
5w40 and three o rings changed yesterday but it still appears. what could be the problem?

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Oil level sensor is faulty. Located on the bottom of the oil pan and you can change it when you change the oil. Manually check the level in the meantime.

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http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/diy_oil_level_sensor.htm

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