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The engine will turn but won't start the car has fuel in it and the oil level is good but won't start. I tried to start using starter fluid and it seems to want to start but won't turn over

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Does the battery have 12+ volts? Can you check the starter wire for system voltage while someone tries to crank? (With no help, extend wires so you can see your multimeter from the drivers seat) If those things check out fine, it's time to suspect the starter. If the battery is dead, it's "possible" the alternator has gone out. If you get it charged up good and started. You can watch battery voltage for a bit and make sure it's showing higher than it was when you got it to start. This indicates the alternator is charging. I would start there and see what your results are.

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Compression in the radiator is a sign of a blown head gasket, a head gasket needs to be inorder

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Check the oil level and check it for water. Remove the oil filler cap to see if it has some brown gunk that looks like melted milkshake. Are you sure it has fuel in it? Do you have the ability to perform a spark test? Will the engine turn over or does it just click and not even try to turn? If it turns over, get some starter fluid and spray it in the intake. If it starts or tires to start on this, then you are looking at a fuel issue.

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Can\'t really help you with the no start problem without more information, but would advise you to stop using starting fluid right away. Starting fluid is hard on Diesel engines but they are made for much higher compression so will usually survive intermittent use of starting fluid. Gas engines just plain can\'t handle the much higher than normal compression that starting fluid produces which will destroy valves, piston rings, connecting rods, starters, ring gears on the transmission and head gaskets in short order. If you don\'t want to have to completely rebuild your gas engine don\'t use starting fluid on it ever!

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Turns over but won't fire


If a starter is able to crank the engine but it won't start you usually have either an electrical or fuel problem. It's also remotely possibly that it's compression.If an engine has proper fuel, spark and compression, it will start when you crank it. So your challange is to find out which part isn't working right. Start with fuel. Spray a little starting fluid into the air intake while someone tries to start the engine. If it starts briefly when you're spraying starting fluid, you probably have a fuel delivery problem. That could be injectors, fuel pump, fuel filter, relay, fuse... who knows what until you check into it.If it doesn't start with starting fluid, check the spark. Pull a plug wire and attach it to a spare sparkplug and set the plug on a solid metal part of the engine. Have a helper crank the engine while you watch the plug. If you have a good spark, it might just be out of timing.In any case, you'll need to start isolating the problem. Find out which part isn't working then you'll know what to replace/repair.

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I was driving and car stopped I was low on oil and had been running the car on low fuel a lot car won't start I got codes p0340 p0113 p0123 I replaced starter and p0340 what could be the problem?


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PO113 is intake air circuit--high input

PO123 is TPS sensor circuit A high input

Running your car low on oil is never good, how low was it---did it start knocking or did it overheat?
Running on low fuel is never good either, did you run out of gas and burn the fuel pump up?
Why did you replace the starter? Will the engine turn over and try to start? If your engine will crank over, check for spark at the plugs and check to see if you have fuel pressure at the fuel rail...This would be the best place to start troubleshooting.

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That is a self priming system on the 6.0 diesel. It has an electric fuel pump check to see if you have fuel getting to the filter up on top of the engine. If you crank the engine and immediately loosen the upper filter housing or crank the engine over with the cap loose it should spray fuel. If you have fuel spray up on top than you most likely have a computer or injector problem. I did have a 6.0 once that would not start because of a shorted out fuel injector. Also check your engine oil level the injectors in that engine are operated by oil pressure. No oil no start.

DO NOT USE STARTING FLUID of any kind on that engine or any engine with glow plugs. Severe engine damage can and will result from use of starting fluids in diesels with glow plugs or heating grids.

The only exception is if you disable the glow plugs or heating grid before using a starting fluid and even then you need to be certain that you know what you are doing

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1 Listen for unusual sounds when you try to start the car. No sounds indicates a problem with the ignition. If you hear a clicking sound, the starter is faulty. If the car starts for a moment then shuts off, you may hear a knocking noise. This can be from a faulty fuel injector or the individual components of the system, such as the fuel filter, fuel pump or hoses.
2 Check the fluid levels in your BMW. Little or no fluid can cause your engine to seize up and not be able to start. It can also cause more severe engine damage if it goes on for too long. Checking your fluids can also alert you to any leaks within the engine. Some drivers have reported leaks in the cooling system that can cause overheating problems. There have also been reports of power steering hoses failing and leaking. By checking your coolant and power steering fluid, you can diagnose if they are the problem.
4 Add gas to your tank. Although the BMW 540i has a gas gauge that indicates the fuel level, in some cases the gauge may be faulty. After adding fuel, attempt to start the car again.
5 Note any smells that may be coming from the engine. When your engine was still running, you may have noticed odors, such as a burning or oil smell. This would indicate that the engine is leaking, and fluid is burning off in the engine. Some owners on Repair Pal have reported complaints with the 540i that the valve cover, intake manifold and PCV plate leak oil after 60,000 miles.

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Long rest


OK, this is what the StreerRodders face all the time.

1) Pull all the plugs and get new ones ready.
2) Drain the Oil and replace with 10W-30 with new filter
3) Check the water level in the radiator - make sure up to level
4) Put several ounces of sea-foam down each cylinder
5) Hand crank engine over several times
6) Use starter motor to spin over motor several more times
7) Put Spark Plugs back in.
8) Make sure fuel in fuel tank is drained
9) Add new premium fuel - Use an air hose to clean the fuel line to the engine
10) Pump through new fuel by loosening the fuel line by engine and pumping a bunch through - hook back up tight.
11) Try starting engine -
12) If Carb engine use a bunch of carb cleaner in the carb before starting to clean out most or junk
13) Once engine is started monitor oil pressure and temperatures carefully - run for about 10 minutes
14) Stop
15) Drain Oil - replace filter again - put in new synthetic oil - recommend Amsoil 0-30W
16) Drain radiator and flush out -
17) Reset radiator fluid and top off.
18) check for leaks everywhere
19) Start again and drive carefully for 100 miles and you should be good to go.

Regards,

Doug

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