Oil light flickering and rough idle

Asked by Jun 05, 2016 at 01:17 AM about the 1998 BMW 3 Series 316

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey there just redone my engine.
First start was good no problems oil light off just idle was a bit high. After a
couple of reves the oil light started to flicker heat gauge shows overheating but
the  water in the pipes was still cool .
Can somebody please help

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Is this a used engine? Is the oil pump new? Bleed the cooling system, properly? I have no clue what you did to replace the engine.

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