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2003 X5 w/91000 miles. Warning Light:Engine Oil

2003 X5 w/91000 miles...

2003 X5 w/91000 miles. Warning Light:Engine Oil Pressure...Stop vehicle and check oil. Light comes on after the engine warms up and only comes on when in Drive at a stoplight or stop sign...goes out when I accelerate. Oil level is right on the mark and has been changed regularly since purchased in 2003.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is your oil pump? Has the check engine light come on?

Original pump. Check engine light does not come on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not fixing myself. Have not tried any solutions.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Cannot think of anything

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Hi how can I help you with this? What specifically was your question about this light?
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
What makes the light come on as there is no oil deficiency?

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

this is the oil pressure light, not the oil level light.
this light comes on when oil pressure as measured by the oil pressure sensor, drops below a minimum threshold

the light commonly will come on if the pressure sensor is faulty, or if oil pressure is in fact low for some reason (ie: failing oil pump, internal engine wear)

as a next step, I would replace the pressure sensor and have the pressure measured manually using an external guage.

if you need a good non dealer option to cut down on costs, check out www.bimmershops.com or www.bimrs.org for options.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

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