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740iL '97 - check oil (archive)

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Posted by Bimmer lover on March 18, 2000 at 21:20:34:

The first glitch in my new bimmer. When I was driving on the highway another day, the check oil warning light and approximately 20 secs later the message: STOP ENGINE. OIL PRESSURE (or something to that effect) were displayed on the console. The engine was running smoothly w/o any unusual noises. After stopping the car, checking the oil level which was at the max level (oil clean, no burning smell), I restarted the car to see both the check oil warning light and the computer message gone. A mechanic from the gas station where I stopped told me that the oil pressure sensor could be faulty or an electronic (vs. mechanical) problem. The situation has not repeated itself yet. Could this be an indication of a potentially serious problem with the engine/electronics? Any help greatly appreciated.

The car has ~70K milles on it.

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