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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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is that possible even though it runs fine once started and starts fine if i only leave it for 1 minute?
it happens. it would be a short inside the ignition coil winding if that be the case.
If you can get you hands on a known good coil, it's an easy switch to test.
fuel pressure like marti sez, very possible too. either the lack of pressure at start-up... or too much of it like flooding; and good indication is if u smell gas fumes when the hard start episode displays.
OR, pull out your plugs when u have those hard start periods. plug condition will tell you a lot black & dry; black & wet, brown, grey, white...
TIP: maybe time for a tune-up? esp. if you hv been using platinum plugs. ur bimmer series does not like platinum, or the bosch +2 or +4 plugs. Stay with good ole' copper core.
update i tried another ignition coil and it didnt make a difference so i doubt that is the problem..
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