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HI. MY CAR WONT START IN THE MORNINGS FIRST TIME ROUND BUT AROUND THE 10TH TIME ROUND IT WILL START AND THATS ONLY WITH THE PEDAL ALL THE WAY DOWN. MY CAR IS A AND JUST RECENTLY HAD A FULL SERVICE INCLUDING GLOWPLUGS BEING CHANGED. WHAT CAN THE P

2005 BMW 320D • 65,000 miles

I have done diagnostics at many places and no one can find any faults.
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Rascal_ash3
October 7, 2011.




Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

Rasmataz
Oct 7, 2011.
Mine is a diesel so does not have spark plugs. Ill give the fuel pressure a check and let you know how it goes. Thanks for your help. Much appreciated

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Rascal_ash3
Oct 7, 2011.
Hard start for a diesel can mean several things, poor fuel quality is one, lack of pressure is a possibility too. If there are no currently present faults, there may be an issue with a main or fuel pump relay becoming intermittant. BMW did'nt import the diesel cars to the States in 2005. Are you in Europe?
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Dr. Hagerty
Oct 7, 2011.

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