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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

 
 
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:03 AM
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Mein Auto: 1988 E30 Super ETA 325
Hard starting in Winter

Just a question

I've noticed my 525 is hard to start in the winter. Anytime the temp drops below 30 degrees. The car is kept in a garage. But I don't usually drive it everyday. Sometimes it'll sit for 10 days without being driven.

My wife went to start it today and it took 3 times before it fired up. She had to hold her foot on the gas pedal for a few seconds before it fired up on the third attempt.

The battery seems fine. I'm sure it was probably a little low since we had not driven it in 7 days. There are not any check engine lights. I just put new spark plugs in it a month ago.

Maybe the fuel pressure bleed off? I'm not sure. Its running fine now.

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