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Hi all,

First post here, hoping for some advice if possible.

My daughter's 2007 Mini Cooper R56 model has a slight issue with an Oil Pressure Warning Light coming on when idle ..

It's only done 63,000 miles, and the camchain was replaced at 43,000 miles.

I've checked, and there is oil in the sump, and it's not losing any anywhere.

No death rattle on startup, no misfires, smells etc.

It drives lovely, but the Oil Pressure Warning Light only comes on when idle/in neutral, and after about 20 mins of driving (ie when oil is hot and thin).

Any thoughts ? I've googled and this seems to be a common problem, with various issues such as faulty sensor, faulty oil pump, bad cam-chain tensioner etc

Looking at the service history, it does need a service - so maybe a decent oil change and good quality filter is the answer ?

I appreciate it's hard to give advice, but I've got no other identifiable symptoms, other than this warning light when idle.

would check sump not been bent upwards, i ran into this the other day and spent way to much time finding it, chain event with this car was timing chain replaced a while ago and when it was done the engine mounts needs removing that means engine needs to be supported, someone had used just a jack and to bottom of sump, rather than support off driveshaft or the metal bracket,, then as oil gets worn out and filter gets iffy it all adds to the restricted flow on this one,, if sump has marks on it i would remove it and either replace it or give it a hit with a hammer where oil pick up for pump lives
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