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Why dose my oil light come on at low revs

Have changed oil light sensor switch

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Use mechanical gauge to test oil pressure.

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SOURCE: Low Oil pressure light in idle at stop

Depending on the amount of miles, maintenance records, or how hard the car has been driven either by a previous owner, or by yourself. The engine's main crankshaft bearings or the connecting-rod bearings could be excessively worn.

Also, it could very well be a wiring problem to the sensor and/or computer causing the problem.

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SOURCE: 1992 Dodge Dakota v8 5.2

check your exaust doughnuts and then check your fuel pump

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SOURCE: Gallardo engine oil light blinging

there is not just one pump in that car its a dry sump system it doesnt work that way. Take your car to the Dealer

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SOURCE: my oil presure light is coming on at low revs i

make sure you installed correct switch

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SOURCE: BMW 318iSE (1999) engine warning light

That sounds like you bought big problems. Oil ights indicate low oil pressure= BIG BUCKS. I would have a qualified repair shop check it out, A shop that specializes in BMW. If you are lucky, maybe the oil sender is just bad. They can also check out the Ck eng light. But the oil light is priority one.

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