1998 318 cold start hell - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-19-2009, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
mike10686 is on a distinguished road
1998 318 cold start hell

My car takes a while to start when it sits overnight. The colder the day, the harder it is to start. Once i get it started and the car is warm, the problem isn't there. Any ideas?

1998 Bmw 318i
- No check Engine Light

so far:
- New Battery
- New Spark Plug Wires
- New Coolant Temp Sensor DME (controls fuel injectors)

Where to go?
mike10686 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
BMWides110377's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lexington, KY
Car: 2002 325i
Posts: 69
Photos:
BMWides110377 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to BMWides110377 Send a message via MSN to BMWides110377 Send a message via Yahoo to BMWides110377
Starter, injectors.....there may be condensation that's developed and freezing overnight....an engine heater may help

Last edited by BMWides110377; 01-19-2009 at 08:49 AM.
BMWides110377 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 08:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Car: E38 1997 728i Individual
Posts: 3,242
Photos:
marti5 is on a distinguished road
Damp on your HT leads, stubs, coil pack, rotor,etc, a good spray around all electrics under your bonnet with WD40 will help loads.
__________________
VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
mike10686 is on a distinguished road
I was thinking it may be a relay. When saddor (? i think thats how you spell it) gets cold it contracts then when it heats up it expands. Maybe if the fuel pump relay has a hairline crack, the continuity isn't there when its cold.
mike10686 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 02:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Nick_318is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Detroit, MI
Car: 1991 318is, 2005 Subaru Legacy GT
Posts: 570
Photos:
Nick_318is is on a distinguished road
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Nick_318is
What weight oil are you using, you might want to use something more suitable for lower temps. In my experience the m42/m44 isn't happy starting when it is very cold.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by yammahamma View Post
If I wanted to date you, I would have bought you dinner first.
Nick_318is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
mike10686 is on a distinguished road
Ok i changed the fuel pressure regulator, spark plug wires, spark plugs, :/ what does that little injector looking thing do that sits next to the fuel pressure regulator?
mike10686 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1998 318 Cold Start Problems... :/ mike10686 3-Series (E36) 5 03-06-2009 06:52 PM
1998 318 Ti For Sale Zq-8_dawg Classifieds Sell & Buy 3 10-15-2004 05:47 PM
What The Hell, Car Doesn"t Start Ding 3-Series (E36) 15 09-23-2004 03:39 PM
1998 318 syndicated 3-Series (E36) 5 06-23-2004 05:14 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.