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  1. Engine Smell and Smoke ONLY on Startup (N42 318Ci)

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    So this issue has been happening for maybe the last 6 months or so, so definitely not a sudden thing. But I thought I'd finally ask for an answer. On a cold startup, about 3-4mins after the engine has been running (so the temp needle is just lifting off the blue) the engine starts to smoke a...
  2. One time issue or bigger problem?!?!

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    This morning I went to start my car and is was turning over but not firing. Possibly thinking fuel pump or CPS but the weird thing is I have no codes and the car started fine after trying a few times and did so the rest of the day uneventful. Is this a one time fluke like a piece of debris in an...
  3. 01 325i extra cranks on starting p0339

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    I've searched and searched and cant find a solution to my car's problem. I bought the car and it had a rough idle and was low on power. After replacing a split in the lower intake boot the car ran perfectly and threw no codes for about a month. Then without warning the check engine light came on...
  4. Need some help

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    Need some help here First off, I own a 1999 328i. 197k miles. Love the car Here's the problem. When I started it a few days ago, it idled rough for about a half minute and the check engine light came on. After the 30 seconds it settled down and ran smooth again, and didn't become rough. The...
  5. Loud grinding sound from engine! Help!!!

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    This morning when I started my car I heard a loud grinding sound coming from my engine bay and when I revved it up i got a whine kind of sound that got louder with the rev, and the grinding goes away after about 30 seconds and so does the wining but after that sound goes away i hear a slight...
  6. Trouble Starting Up

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    I tried starting up my car today and it wouldn't start up. I saw the letter "P" with mechanic gear circled around it. I was wondering that meant. I closed it and waited a couple minutes before starting it up again and it turned on after. I drive a 2002 325i by the way if it helps. Any...