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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Mon, Oct-12-2015, 05:12:41 AM   #41
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Default Re: Oil Light Flicker (when hot)

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Sorry to bump an old thread. Having this same issue. Any more info/solutions?
Just follow the steps that are above:

- if running cheap low weight oil switch it to a better quality/ heavier oil (depending on climate)

- change the oil pressure sensor


If you still are having issues change out the oil pump and while you're there locktight the OPN or safety wire it.


Would be helpful to get more info about it though. What year, how many miles, which climate, what type of oil etc.

If you're really worried just do all those steps. Two of them can be viewed as preventative maintenance to save your engine.
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Just follow the steps that are above:

- if running cheap low weight oil switch it to a better quality/ heavier oil (depending on climate)

- change the oil pressure sensor


If you still are having issues change out the oil pump and while you're there locktight the OPN or safety wire it.


Would be helpful to get more info about it though. What year, how many miles, which climate, what type of oil etc.

If you're really worried just do all those steps. Two of them can be viewed as preventative maintenance to save your engine.
Mobil 1 0w-40 full synthetic changed every 5k miles on a 1998 m3 with full rebuild on the s52 100k Miles ago. Burns no oil. Bay Area California.
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Old Mon, Oct-12-2015, 11:52:29 AM   #43
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Mobil 1 0w-40 full synthetic changed every 5k miles on a 1998 m3 with full rebuild on the s52 100k Miles ago. Burns no oil. Bay Area California.
I guess that's fine enough for an overpriced and barely acceptable oil
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Mobil 1 0w-40 full synthetic changed every 5k miles on a 1998 m3 with full rebuild on the s52 100k Miles ago. Burns no oil. Bay Area California.
I would change out the sensor and see if that helps. When does it start flickering?

You should also be running a heavier oil like 5-10w-40. It doesn't really get cold enough in the Bay Area to be needing a 0w.

What part of the bay are you from? I'm in the south.
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5w-40 is the same weight as 0w-40 at operating temp of 100 C. It just flows better when cold.
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I guess that's fine enough for an overpriced and barely acceptable oil
People like you are my favorite. You genuinely have no idea what you are talking about. Mobil 1 0w-40 uses an entirely different base stock than any of the other Mobil 1s. Mobil 1 0w-40 is oem oil for Nissan GT-R and all Porsches. Mobil 0w-40 is hands down the best oil you can run in most cars that don't require special oil weights like s55/s65/s85 etc. Don't comment if you don't know what your talking about. You'll end up looking baboon.
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People like you are my favorite. You genuinely have no idea what you are talking about. Mobil 1 0w-40 uses an entirely different base stock than any of the other Mobil 1s. Mobil 1 0w-40 is oem oil for Nissan GT-R and all Porsches. Mobil 0w-40 is hands down the best oil you can run in most cars that don't require special oil weights like s55/s65/s85 etc. Don't comment if you don't know what your talking about. You'll end up looking baboon.
All of that may be true about the OEMs, but I don't care to check it. From my personal experience I can say that the Mobil 1 just doesn't hold up as well as the other oils I've used. It runs thinner, and degrades quicker than Brad Penn 10w40, Castrol 0w30, Shell, Pennzoil and Amsoil 5w40


Using a different base stock than others also does not a better oil make. I'll just refer back to my oil analysis results as my data for my conclusions as opposed to you who refers to oil viscosities as "weights"
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Would a cracked oil pick up tube cause the light to flicker?
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People like you are my favorite. You genuinely have no idea what you are talking about. Mobil 1 0w-40 uses an entirely different base stock than any of the other Mobil 1s. Mobil 1 0w-40 is oem oil for Nissan GT-R and all Porsches. Mobil 0w-40 is hands down the best oil you can run in most cars that don't require special oil weights like s55/s65/s85 etc. Don't comment if you don't know what your talking about. You'll end up looking baboon.



I would take the time to know some of the members here before you make such comments. You wouldn't want to end up looking baboon.


I love oil threads. Can we start another manuel v smglol thread?
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Would a cracked oil pick up tube cause the light to flicker?
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