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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-09-2007, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some trouble starting.

Yo homies. Word to your moms.

ok. so my ol e30 SOMETIMES takes a while to start. it cranks for a while and eventually turns over. other times it starts immediately. it doesnt really seem to have anything to do with the weather / how cold or hot it is. My question is...

what is teh problemo?
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Fuel or fire, is the fuel pump pushing fuel upstream fast enough. Does the battery turn the engine over rapidly?
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i think we had the fuel pump replaced about 8 months ago.
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i just wanted to maybe have alittle advice before i went and spent the money for a new starter and have that not be the problem, namean?
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starter isn't the problem, if its turning the engine its doing fine, when was the last valve adjustment?
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A weak, or wrong size battery will do that. Also could be a faulty main or fuel pump relay. Also a bad fuel filter can do that as well. Lastly, check for intake leaks.
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