On my way home the oil light came on in my 1999 bmw 528i e39 and the car acted like it didn't want to go then died. i just replaced valve cover gasket because it was leaking. what might cause this to


Asked by Nov 11, 2013 at 07:29 PM about the 1999 BMW 5 Series 528i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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So it either ran out of oil and locked up the engine or the vehicle has a low oil pressure cutout for the fuel pump and shut it down hopefully before any damage happened.

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I think the oil pressure switch may have been leaking oil could that cause it to shut off?


If it went open it could.


So if i replace part how do i reset it to make fuel pump kick on to start car or will that do it on its own?


If that was the problem it should do it on it's own.




Fixed oil pressure switch but car still won't start


Does the fuel pump run? Does the engine turn over?


Any codes ? Check the fuel pump fuse , located in the trunk. The oem fuses sometimes crack and isnt easily visible. How was your idle prior ?

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