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Old 03-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #27
benzeater

Name: benzeater
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Your Ride: 2004 bmw 325ci
Lightbulb Hope this helps!

Hey guys, I had the SAME exact flickering problem on my 2004 325ci. Problem, at least in my situation was NOT any sensors, o-rings, etc.

The problem is the weight of the oil being used. The light is telling you that the oil pressure is too low...

HOW TO SOLVE:

Temporary fix:
1 small bottle of STP oil additive. It has a very high viscosity and will thicken your oil. This immediately fixed the flickering light as the heavier oil raised the pressure sufficiently. Note, this is only a temporary fix. Consider it a band-aid until you change your oil.

Permanent fix:
Oil change with a heavier weighted oil. I was running Full Synthetic 5w-30 (which is what steven's creek BMW recommended), and that seemed to be too thin. I changed to Mobil1 0W-40 European formula full synthetic during my oil change and it fixed the problem! A year later and I have never come across the light again


Alex

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