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Old 03-09-2010, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay,here it goes.new brake system all the way around.new fuel pump,fuel filter,new maf.same old problem,car is hard to start,starter works .sometimes starts up on que,other times 20 minutes.use the stomp method works sometimes,its just cunfusing me.wife said get rid of it,i can't love my 2000 740i.yesterday stalled on highway,going up hill(hyway 18)pulled over smelled like rotten eggs.waited a minute car starts.also i have replaced all the 02 sensors,when starting or trying to it seems like its flooding smell of gas.wait a while bam starts.could it be injectors or am i missing something else,please help,wife is killing me
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Sounds to me one of your cats is blocked or collapsed, especialy as youve mentioned rotten eggs, get it checked out at an exhaust centre, hence prolonged starting....
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second that, my old volvo did the same thing. Dont' park it over dry leaves or grass as the insueing fire will make your wife's wish come true.
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