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Yellow oil engine alarm

Alarm oil yellow switch on after turn on car by 10 second and switch off wile oil engine car is good and max.

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SOURCE: yellow oil light comes on when starting the car

The 'idiot' light only lights at about 4 pounds of oil pressure (not a good thing) or below which means that: 1. Sensor has failed (very common) 2. Oil filter may be too dirty to pass oil as it should and the bypass in it has failed. 3. Oil pump is worn and failing.
The latter two possibilities can mean that you have low pressure compared to what it should be (30-60#) but enough above 4# to keep the sensor happy.
The sensor isn't terribly costly, even on a BMW it should be less than $30 US and the labor to install it is about 10 minutes.

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What year and model is it ?

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When oil heats up it thins out. The 'second oil pressure switch' sees a low pressure above 2300rpm and turns on warning. ....the one on the cylinder head.

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If the engine is cool, the light stays out, yes ?

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