Cold Engine Starts

Tiny
TOSH
  • 1999 BMW 323
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 103,500 MILES

I have a 1999 BMW 323. It is a cold / starting car, only for the months of Dec-Mar, seemingly. The steering wheel seems to grind, and the car just seems to not want to get out of bed. This only last for a few minutes, depending on how cold it is. I drive 5 minutes and everything is fine, temp is normal and warmed up.

My question, what do I need to have done to avoid cold starts for this car.

Thanks,

Tosh

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 AT 11:28 PM

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Tiny
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At 103k miles there are some things that might need to be addressed. BMW calls for replacement of the pre-cat oxygen sensors @ 100k, the sparkplugs need to be replaced @ 100k, The underhood throttle body to air mass sensor boot might be getting hard and could be developing cracks. Have you any of the history for the car?

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