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The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 03-17-2019, 05:09 PM
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Engine sputters when starting.

When trying to start, the engine cranks but keep sputtering and I had to stop it. Going to order the Foxwell diagnostic to see what code it gives. Anyone care to chime in.
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When trying to start, the engine cranks but keep sputtering and I had to stop it. Going to order the Foxwell diagnostic to see what code it gives. Anyone care to chime in.
What motor? How many miles? What kind of gas do you use? Do you use fuel system cleaners? How old are plugs/coils?

My guess is either injectors are clogged / failing or you have spark issues (old plugs or failing coils). But there is very little information to go by.

Before you spend good money on a scanner, I'd look into ISTA/D or an OBDII dongle that works with your phone. Less money more functionality.

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The engine won't start and towed to the shop. The DME unit was bad and had it replaced.
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