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Oil pump replacement
BMW 4 Series Coupe oil pump replacement
Oil reduces heat and friction and keeps parts from coming into contact with each other. When oil pressure drops in your BMW 4 Series Coupe and the oil is not being pumped through the engine properly, components will not be lubricated sufficiently and heat and friction will increase, leading to possible engine damage.
A common sign the oil pump is failing is that the hydraulic lifters and the valve train become noisy. You may notice unusual noises coming from the BMW 4 Series Coupe’s engine.
When the oil pump fails, you may notice the engine temperature increase. A drop in oil pressure may lead to the check engine light or oil light coming on in your BMW 4 Series Coupe. These are the biggest warning signs of a problem and should lead you to have the system examined as soon as possible.
The oil pump is usually a mechanical pump driven by the crankshaft. It is typically situated low on the BMW 4 Series Coupe’s engine at the front of the crankshaft. It will have a short pick-up pipe and mesh strainer that sits in the base of the sump from where it draws oil.
The life of an engine relies on the oil pump working efficiently. If oil pressure is low and not lubricating the engine properly then the engine can overheat and permanent damage can occur. Replacing the oil pump on your BMW 4 Series Coupe as soon as an issue is detected is highly recommended.