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Old 07-16-2007, 01:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I just purchased a 1995 325i with 87000 miles and in great shape. unfortunately, i have recently had problems starting the car on the first try. it takes around 3 tries to finally turn the engine over. does anyone have any idea what this problem could be and any ways to troubleshoot this myself? Thanks.

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Old 07-17-2007, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1995 87,000 is low. im guessing the car needs a tuneup (could be time for a inspection 2).

too many things could cause your hard start to list. my advice is get a tuneup and your car will be in decent shape.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think its a good idea that your car to be serviced by a professional mechanic.
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I agree with Furious for a tune up. May be a starter. May be a alternator. May be spark plugs. Does it ever just make a clicking sound when you are trying to start it up? Is the battery old?
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I'm curious what do yall refer to as a tune up ?
I mean I know a tune up is tune up but in some things I have seen some things on here refered to as something different.

I look at it as plugs , Filters , fluids and etc
just curious
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