I have a 2003 BMW 325I. My oil light comes on only when my car is idling for a few minutes-not when I'm driving. If I press on the accelator (sp?) the light goes off. Any thoughts?

Asked by Aug 27, 2016 at 08:07 PM about the 2003 BMW 3 Series 325i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Is it yellow or red?

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yellow would mean very low oil level, add ASAP. Red would indicate a oil pressure issue.

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The light is red. I have already added oil, but like I said, it only comes on when the car is in idle. What does an oil pressure issue mean? Serious???

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Could be serious as in not enough oil pressure from the oil pump, to a not so serious in that the oil pressure sensor is faulty. Have it checked out ASAP.

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Thank you so much! I'm hoping it's a sensor problem of course!!

Any clue to the cost if the problem is the oil pump?

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Oil pressure sensor is $20 plus an hour of labor to install. Oil pump is around $300 and a laborious job to replace. They rarely fail, so you should be good with just a sensor install IMO. If your not getting any noises and knocking from the engine, all should be good on the pump.

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