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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-22-2010, 02:55 AM
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Mein Auto: E46 1999 323i auto
Cold Start Problems

E46 2000 318ise
Hi. I have been having 'Cold Start Problems' since the frost/snow came, the car will turn over but will not start, takes sometimes 5/6 turns before it starts, once started the car runs lovely. I have changed the following-
MAF
Air-filter
OEM NGK Plugs
Fuel-filter
4x Hoses at Injectors
All Vacuum Hoses T piece and Valve at Vacuum Cannister
Checked all hoses at Throttle Body for air leak
Checked Fuel Pump appears to be working
I have been to the Dealers (not much help) and had all codes cleared and reset to default settings, been on other forums and have tried/done everything suggested.
The latest thing I have found is air leaking from the Vacuum Air Pump, which I will re-rivet.
So if anyone can shed some light on my problem it will save me going to Jail for Fire Bombing my car. Thanks Jim
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