BMW 1 Series 87k Miles 2008

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Asked by Aug 19, 2017 at 06:06 PM about the 2008 BMW 1 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi Im buying the above car tomorrow.

MOT history is impeccable and lady owner assured me no issues but Oil light
comes on every now and again. Would you advise buying? Could just need
servicing which Im happy to buy but could also be oil put which is a no no.

What do you think?

11 Answers

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I would not buy a BMW older than 3 years old. Not a fan of plastic parts on cars and BMW has them all over even in transmission that cause failures. Cost of parts is a fortune. Have a weekly funds for depositing money into for your first fix.

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UPDATE - Light comes on and then goes off again. Is this in need of service or Oil Pump?

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I'll be buying a car tomorrow so really need an answer please!!!!

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3,350

Is it a yellow light or red light?

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Before you buy, have it looked at by your local BMW dealer or a shop that specializes in imports. DON'T take it to a chain type of shop or a gas station type of shop. They'll have absolutely no idea of what they're looking at!! My Nephew learned that lesson the hard way with his '98 528i. It could be something simple like a sending unit OR it could be the first symptom of bearing failure on a neglected vehicle!! Proceed with caution!! HTH. -Jim

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Yes, we need to know the color of the light, a simple yellow light means the oil level is low and you just need to add some oil, to an oil level sensor( depends when/time the light is flashing) and red is an oil pressure issue.

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UPDATE - ITS RED LIGHT OF OIL THAT KEEPS COMING UP AND THEN GOING OFF

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Need urgent response!!

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Do not buy. Oil pressure issue

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could it be the sensor or definitely pressure issue and therefore either leak or oil pump

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Keep shopping. Sounds like an oil pressure issue. Oil pump failing, worn bearings, dangerously low on oil from being neglected. The seller probably knows what the problem is and that's why they're selling it. BMWs aren't cheap to fix. They also tend to leak oil as they get older. Again, not a cheap fix. HTH. -Jim

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