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Oil light flashes up then goes out oil level ok 318i engine small amount of oil on front of engine

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Pull the ruber shroud /cover off the oil light switch ,i think the oil light switch is leaking a small amount and building up behind the cover ,throwing the oil light switch on

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With the engine cold put your hand on the oil filter and the dipstick is just over a hands width towards the front centre of the engine.
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