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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-28-2010, 08:26 AM
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Long cranking time 528 i

I heard about problems with n54 engine about long cranking time but not for 528 i 2008. Bought this car at 18000 now drove upto 29000 in 6 months only problem long cranking only when car is hot after parked for about one hour ,does not happen when car is cold or sitting for several hours. Told dealer claimed everything ok
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:33 AM
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Define looong cranking. My new 528xi sometimes has 2 seconds crank when clod for a week, is that long?
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:49 AM
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Never happens when cold , only happens when hot and parked for 90 minutes to 2 hours about 2-3 sec crank(is it normal for bmw or what never owned it before). Let me tell you it was way worse than this fortunately able to show the tech at bmw center and they replaced all injectors at 20000 but since then it is happening again... My worry is that something will happen after 50000 mark then i will end up paying a lot
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:47 PM
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I have a 528i and have not experienced any long cranking times. Sorry.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:22 PM
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Anybody had this problem .. Long cranking in 528i intermittently. no other problem otherwise... And other question how much would it cost to replace fuel pump and/or injectors after 50,000 mark ,if it happens
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:03 AM
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What kind of gas are you putting in? My car cranks for 1.5 to 2 seconds before turning over. I don't think 2-3 seconds is anything to worry about. Do you really want to spend money because your car is cranking 1 second longer than normal?
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:10 AM
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His expectations standard for car starting time is too high to be realistic. Just because it's a BMW doesn't mean it has 1 turnover everytime. Even Ferraris and Lamborghinis have a while to start because they have to fire 12 cylinders instead of 4.

If you install Denso Iridium spark plugs it can lower the start time. They did on ours. Only when they are new because once they start to get foul it takes longer to start.

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:47 AM
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will it not affect the fuel injectors because of extra fuel it has to burn before cranks up then , right
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:56 AM
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Guys, any help for long cranking
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:00 AM
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I am sorry did not complete the post it is about 528i 2008 which has N52 not for famous N54. Still no check engine light or any other symptoms, told dealer several times of course not able to replicate...long cranking ie only after long drive
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:37 AM
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Take the car for a long drive and then immediately pull into the BMW dealer, see if you can get a SA to come outside for 1 minute and show it to him.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:02 PM
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Update on long cranking.. Took my car again. For above complaint.. Thanks God they were able to reproduce long cranking kept my car for days ...according to SA they were not able to find out the solution checked fuel pressure and everything was normal.added chevron techron and gave the car back to me. I guess i just have to live with it now. Some blame on ethanol in gas .. Might be true
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:22 PM
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You never answered my above question. What kind of gas are you putting in and what brand? I only go to name brand gas stations like Hess, BP or Sunoco. Never a problem. If you go to those off brand stations, like OK, Luke, Raceway or even Gulf that I suspect cheat on the octane levels in the gasoline, you risk running into problems like this. I've used Gulf in emergencies and have always regretted it in my past cars which then have longer cranking and ocassional stalling. As soon as I put in Hess or BP, the problems immediately disappear.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:48 AM
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Always use chevron or shell 93(premium)
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:48 AM
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Long cranking persists also noticed smoke puff from tailpipe during that long crank
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:49 PM
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Can you record your car from just before you push the button until after it turns over and post it here so we can get an idea of what you're complaining about?
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:37 AM
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Sometime it may be a bit longer
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:51 AM
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Timing your car's start from your video: You started cranking slightly past the 4 second mark and fully turned over at the top of the 6 second mark. So that's about 1.75 seconds... I just started my car (cold) and it took a little over 1 second. So basically your car cranks about 1/2 second longer than mine. Bottom line: I think you're worrying over nothing!
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:36 AM
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2chill Your comments are very helpful. We should have more people like you on the forum.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:53 AM
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2chill Your comments are very helpful. We should have more people like you on the forum.
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When i had similar issues on prev vehicles i always made sure everything was turned off before attempting to start the car; that includes lights, AC/Heat etc.. I see in the video that your headlights were on (but not sure how they are setup on 528s)

Or maybe you have cpl of turbos in the there (hpfp) and didn't know about it - Good luck

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2chill Your comments are very helpful. We should have more people like you on the forum.
+2

Imagine that...and he's even from New York! A town so nice, they named it twice!
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:21 AM
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Just to update took my car for service due for brake fluid change at 40000. I explained SA about long cranking again he called me said 4 injectors leaking need to be replaced. Well acc. to the report at 20000 all injectors were replaced. But seems like they replaced 1-2 injectors instead of all six(not disclosed) . well finally after a year problem solved after six visits in 1 year( everytime i was told no codes problem not reproduced).instead of lying they sould have replaced all injectors at 20000 a year ago in real ( bad practice)
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:45 AM
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So problem of long cranking started again after 100,000 miles. To refresh it is N52 not turbo so no hpfp. Last fix was injectors replaced around 30000 miles. Uses only premium gas from chevron. Uses techron every 5000 miles. Long cranking only happens on restart after driving 20-30 miles . Does not happen if i let it cool off for 3-4 hours or i make a short stop less than 10 minutes. Long crank is around 2 second so far. QUESTION 'is this normal behaviour' and do i have to let them check on next oil change


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Oh oh! Are we back to this again? lol! I have 121K miles on my car now and noticed my car cranks for 2-3 seconds before turning over. Basically she's a little longer now than when we first spoke about this. I'm not sweating it. Once it starts, it purrs like a kitten. If yours is the same way, just let it be.
P.S. I have never changed my injectors or even had them cleaned yet!
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:37 PM
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@2chill Always fun reading your post, made my day again thanks.


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