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You may have the fuel feed too close to hot item in the engine compartment. This will cause an airlock in the fuel line
Posted on May 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1997 BMW M3 3.2 EVO
Your fuel injection pressure is probably leaking down causing gasoline to leak into the cylinders and resulting in a hard hot starting condition due to "flooding" of the engine. Try holding the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor of the car like your trying to go maximum speed down the highway and crank the engine for 10 seconds or less at a time. That tells your computer to enter the "clear flood" mode and stop injecting gas into the engine. Ask your repair shop to measure the fuel pressure and see if the pressure is bleeding off too rapidly.
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
SOURCE: poor starting problem bmw 318 ti
WARNING! Always wear protective eyewear, gloves and necessary clothing before inspection or work begins. Never crank an engine over when you are near the battery or engine. A battery is filled with explosive gasses that can ignite when extreme heat or a spark is present. A battery could have residual acid on the outside casing so use caution when handling a battery and the surrounding area. Use baking soda to neutralize any suspected acid residue before work begins.
You can check the car battery using a multimeter or voltmeter an electronic one is preferred , connect the black wire to the negative side (-) and the red to positive , WARNING :DO NOT CROSS THE RED AND BLACK WIRES OR SHORT CIRCUIT THE LEADS OF THE BATTERY OR MULTIMETER YOU CAN GET SERIOUSLY HURT!!!!! you should also get a spare watering can and fill it with water , (dont reuse for other purposes for safety) and remove those little tabs (usually around 4 or more) and fill it up very little in each tab/cap make sure you DONT fill it to the top. The good condition of a battery is 12.5 and 12.8 volts on the multmeter and when the car is started it
(not driven just started) should around 14V which shows that your alternater (acts as battery charger when driving) is working properly.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
Possibly a Battery going bad, check your connections, if they are tight then you may need a new batter, if they are loose, then tighten them. (If the problem persists after tightening, have battery checked)
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
Check for a bad temperature sensor. To check it, remove it first. Using an ohmmeter measure its resistance, which should decrease when dipped in hot water. If the the resistance remain high and doesnt change then you know it is bad, and you don't end up wasting money on buying one when it is still good.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
leaky fuel injectors or a bad fuel pressure regulator could be the cause. check the fuel pressure. should be 3.0 to 3.5 bar.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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