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It always takes two times to successfully crank my car in cold weather, especially if it has been sitting outside overnight. I have a 2000 323ci BMW && lately, the temperature has been dropping to only about 50 degrees but my car will never crank the first time. I am trying to figure out what is causing this problem and how can I fix it?

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Sounds like a fuel problem... possibly the fuel pump.

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