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  1. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello gang, any diagnostic suggestions would be great, thanks in advance. Here is my situation. Problem: In the morning, after sitting idle overnight, she is hard to start. Typically I push and release the button, she starts and idles nicely. For the past 2 mornings, I have to feather/pump the...
  2. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hey y'all - At my wits end, and this is my hail mary before I just take it to the shop tomorrow. My car has an issue start issue. When the car is cold or has been sitting overnight it cranks with no issues at all. Idle is constant, battery sounds strong etc. I let the car get to temp by...
  3. E36 M3 (1995-1999)
    Where exactly is the coolant temperature sensor on a 95 M3? How is it accessed? Pictures would be great. I am referring to the one which may cause a no start issue. I am having trouble with hard starting issues and I want to unplug the sensor to see if it helps. Thanks
  4. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    If it ain't one thing... So, I've got the engine light off and my inspection sticker on my Headache...err...X5. I've figured out to let it prime itself (or whatever) before starting it. And, it drives great. However, comma, dot....at a light or stop sign, whilst in drive, the car shakes. The...
  5. X5 F15 (2014 - 2018)
    Move along, people. Nothing to see here.
  6. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I have a 95 325i that is having trouble starting. I have to crank on it at least three different times before it starts only to have it sputter and run rough when I apply the gas pedal. After the engine warms up, the roughness gets better but when I shut the engine of then restart, the process...
  7. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    OK, I've been browsing the forums for some time now, and I have yet to see a thread that addresses the issue I'm having. I am mechanically inclined and turn all my own wrenches, I don't even let other people drive my car. That being said, I have a 95 E34 M50 Auto, it cranks over for about 5...
  8. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    First time poster so be kind....please...... Two weeks ago the temp fell to -13. Driving to work I noticed unusual smoking from passenger side. Stopped at a friends shop and oil was everywhere. He cleaned it off added oil and I drove it a short distance. Oil leak had quit. I did some research...
  9. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hi everybody, I have a 1990 325is automatic that has developed an ever worsening hard start issue. Now it's a no start issue. I've replaced plugs, wires, rotor, fuel press. reg., Crank Sensor, checked fuses, got it towed to the shop where they tried a different DME and NOTHING HAS WORKED...
  10. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Hi everyone, Over the last couple of weeks ive noticed that my 2006 118i is having a hard time starting. Especially if its been sitting overnight or after a day of not being driven. But after the first start of the day it has no problem starting again untill i leave it for 8hours or so. Usually...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello, I'm new to this site...just joined today. I have a 1999 528i w/237,000 miles on it. I just had the fuel pump & relay replaced. It has a few more problems that I was hoping someone could give me some advice on: 1. The car seems to start hard, not a smooth start. 2. After starting...
  12. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    So last night I was jumped in my 87 325 to go to the store real quick and it wouldn't start. It wouldn't start. It turned over and would fire for a second but then die. It took about 10 minutes of trying before it started. It almost seems like it is not getting fuel because I tried feathering...
  13. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I have a BMW E34 M50 from 1994, it's nice on road for long trip. But it's very hard starting in early morning. I always try to start 7 to 10 times, sometimes it take over 20 times starting. And when it's run, everything's ok, and easy to start next time if temp clock show the middle value...
  14. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    HELP ME-2004 2.5 liter X3 hard start help my 2004 2.5 liter X3 likes to crank but not turn over just changed the crank sensor but not the problem. any ideas out there in bimmer world would be a great help to me. also where's the flippin fuel pump relay hiding my crappy owners manual does'nt...
  15. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    :mad:I HAVE 1990 525I one day I started the car and got a funny idle(car was shaking left to right, on and off during idle)the car used to start right away soon as u turn the key now overnight I have to crank 2 to 3 times and give gas just to start then when I drive I lose power like I'm not...
  16. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I replaced the head gasket and intake manifold gaskets on my '89 iX and it's having trouble starting. If I leave it overnight, the car starts almost instantly, but runs rough and once warmed up, smokes (white) like you wouldn't believe. If I shut it off and immediately try to start it up again...
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