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Cold start -35 brrrr. wont even turn over....no block heater (is there?) 535i 1991.

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Did you have anti freeze in your engine? if not then your probleme is that the water pump is conected to the crankchaft, and when the water is frozen, the pump and the crank will not turn to unfroze it you neded to attach an hot water hose to de ice the engine....note in the future try to instal an elctrical heaterto your engine and plug it in during cold temps and freeze ,make sure your engine is filled with antirfreeze all the time ,also use low voscosity oil grade like sae 30 w10

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