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Old 05-07-2007, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will 93 740il lock motor with low oil?

My wife was driving home and said the car just stalled out like it was out of gas. I noticed the red oil light was on (as well as "low oil" in the message board...aagghhhh!) and put in 3 quarts to bring it to level. The car turns over but will not start. It sounds as if it isn't getting any fuel. I suspect the fuel pump may have gone but I recall hearing that if the oil gets too low the car will shut itself down.

All lights are still on after topping off. Thank you for any input.
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Sounds more like a fuel issue than an oil issue.

The oil light might be a bad sensor as well.
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Have you try removing the fuel pump fuse and placing it back on?
I don't remember the fuse number but I believe is in the trunk area by the battery. I have heard this is how you re-set the fuel pump to release or bring back the pressure.

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Yes, I did R&R the fuse. I also tried the "magic reset" and pinning 7 & 19 while turning the ignition to the "run" position. None of that worked. I'm going to replace the fuel filters (I have a sneaking suspicion they have never been replaced) and see if the pump is working. Thank you for your input. I'll update later.
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Replaced the fuel filters and she's running like a champ. I'm willing to bet they were the original filters. I couldn't blow through them. 191k
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