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Originally Posted by CL30131
Maybe something wrong with your "warm-up" (automatic choke) unit. I used to have a 518i with similar issues, especially when cold. Although mechanics wanted to replace it at a cost of half the cars value I never did and just lived with the problem. Does he back-fire during startup as well?
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Occasionally, my 528i will turn over for a few seconds but not crank. If I depress the gas pedal about half way it will start up. Sometimes I need to hold the gas pedal just enough for the idle to set in and everything is fine. This happens about once or twice a month but I always get her running and no problems for several days.
Any ideas on what I need to look at to make sure I don't get stranded?
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