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ENGINE WILL START, SPUTTER, AND DIE LIKE GETTIN

2003 BMW Z4

Engine Performance problem
2003 BMW Z4 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 65000 miles

I will admit, I drove the car down to virtual empty. It started sputtering and would stay started. Limped home. I've fueled it, but same. It will start for about 5 seconds, then start to sputter, then die. Did I clog the fuel filter possibly by running it so low on gas and picking up some debris at the bottom of the tank?
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Sward1953
September 29, 2010.



Admitting your sins is the first step towards redemption, you are here by absolved of your sins my child. Just kidding. The possibility of the fuel pump " burning up" is a very high possibility as the fuel that it pumps is the coolant for the pump. If run dry, the pump is at risk.

Dr. Hagerty
Sep 30, 2010.