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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 09-30-2012, 05:24 AM
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Exclamation Car will not start

I have a 325 ic and a 330i that both stoppped running while i was driving,just cut off in the middle of the freeway,the problem chart said feul too lean,they both will turn overstar but will not start
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:15 PM
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:34 PM
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Mein Auto: '04 330Ci 6-speed
Suspect fuel pump first.

What does overstar mean?

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:45 AM
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No i said will turn over but will not start,i will check the fuel pump,which is on the passenger side (back seat)correct?
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:21 AM
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Both cars stopped running at the same time? Did you buy fuel at the same station recently? How low was the fuel level in the tank of each car when each one stopped running?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:58 PM
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Fuel pump on passenger side.
Vids on youtube will teach you about this.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:39 PM
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Mein Auto: 02 e46 325 xi
fuel filter/regulator or fuel pump I would suspect
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