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Old 11-03-2010, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help Extended Crank

I posted earlier (see "Battery or Alternator or Something else?), but thought maybe this subject line would be more accurate. I have a 2000 528i that has just had the CCV and throttle body replaced a month ago. Now, I am noticing when I start the engine, there is an extended crank. I used to be able to turn the key and the car would start almost immediately. This has been going on for a week now. Once it starts, it is fine. It just usually turns longer before actually starting. I am hoping it's just the battery, but any other thoughts would be appreciated! (I had the battery changed a couple of years back, but I live in the desert so they tend to go dead faster).
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it cranks at normal speed and just takes longer to start it might not be the battery, Have you changed the fuel filter or spark plugs lately? PS a battery should last longer in a warmer climate as the acidity level will be higher then those of a colder climate.

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I had the fuel filter changed after your response (not at the dealership, who didn't even recommend this) with a private mechanic and now it runs nicely. Thanks!
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