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Hi

My 1985 318i wont start @ operating temperture:mad:, but it would start when I push start. Any ideas why it wont start.

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it will start when it cold but it wont start when its @ operating temperture even when i am flooring the gas pedal, could it be the maf or something else. I dont like push starting every time i have to go somewhere.



Ps.(for people who dont know how to push start continue to read, push start is when you put your car in gear with the clutch depressed all the way down then(with the clutch depressed) push the car at 5+ Mph, and let go of the clutch and the car will start. only works in manual transmissions.)
 

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it will start when it cold but it wont start when its @ operating temperture even when i am flooring the gas pedal, could it be the maf or something else. I dont like push starting every time i have to go somewhere.

Ps.(for people who dont know how to push start continue to read, push start is when you put your car in gear with the clutch depressed all the way down then(with the clutch depressed) push the car at 5+ Mph, and let go of the clutch and the car will start. only works in manual transmissions.)
:rolleyes:

Check your fuel pump.
 

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the fuel pump is working i can hear it.
 

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Starter is beginning to fail.
 

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Actually when the starter heats up (heat from the running engine) it causes the winding in the starter to expand, thus making cracks etc move and shift. When it's cold it draws up slightly allowing for better conductivity. Or that's how it was explained to me once anyway.........

Check your engine ground too.
 

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Starter is beginning to fail.
Actually when the starter heats up (heat from the running engine) it causes the winding in the starter to expand, thus making cracks etc move and shift. When it's cold it draws up slightly allowing for better conductivity. Or that's how it was explained to me once anyway.........

Check your engine ground too.
That makes more sense.:thumbup:
 

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the car cranks same speed cold or hot.
 

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what about when the car is nice and hot? like you just shut it off 5 minutes ago. Or does it do it when the car has had a chance to cool down a bit
 
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