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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-18-2004, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have information regarding troubleshooting the oil pump. I recently repainted the oil pan and replaced the gasket. Excessive mechanical noise when starting the engine. I'm thinking no oil is being fed through the pump. I might have not tightened the bolts good enough or possibly something else I have overlooked. (spent the entire day getting those bolts on the oil pump and pan)
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maybe the syphon tube that sticks out of the bottom didnt line up right, or it fell out of the hole messing up the suction and starving the engine of oil. its a pain tn the @$$ to put it in easily, so take your time and make sure its in there properly.

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