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  1. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    1987 BMW 325e automatic transmission. Was given this car about 4 months ago. Since the weather has gotten cold, the car is difficult to start (usually takes 5-10 secons to start, sometimes I have to turn the key off, wait a few seconds, and recrank.). Idles a little rough for a few minutes...
  2. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    To all I purchased my 2002 325XI for 500.00. they sold it to me because they were frustrated that they could not pass emissions with 15 codes and would not start in the cold weather. So here is the story of what I did. 1) replace the lower intake boot. 50.00 2) replace plugs and coil boots...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi there, I have a 2004 325xi, on first start in the mornings it takes about 5 min of cranking to get the first cyl to fire after that they come in one by one(takes about 2min). This is usually followed by a loud clicking noice from the vanos area which goes away in about 1 min. The car only has...
  4. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I love my 2004 2.5 X3 but I have just experienced a problem that has shaken me and the answer suggests that my X3 is not long for my garage. Last week when Chicago temps were at minus 15, I started my car drove for about six minutes to a business dinner and when I came out that evening, my car...
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