2003 BMW 325 starting problems when recently driven

Tiny
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  • 2003 BMW 325
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
My car will start easily when it has not been started for at least a couple of hours. But if I have driven it and turned it off, and come back to it within an hour or so, it requires about 5-10 seconds for it to crank before it finally starts. Do you know what the problem could be? The external temperature has no bearing on its starting, just the amount of time that it has set after being turned off before trying to start it again. It's very frustrating and embarrassing.
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 11:40 PM

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Tiny
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It could be several things, some related to maintenance, some to recalls by BMW, maybe there is a need for service, such as a plugged air filter or a vacuum leak in an in take boot.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2010 AT 10:21 AM
Tiny
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I have also noticed a big "glug" sound right after I turn the car off when I get home. What should I check first? The car has also just started to die right after starting it occasionally. Maybe once a week. Thanks
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 AT 8:02 PM

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