I just bought a 2001 bmw 325ci but every time that go to start it in the morning it takes forever to start but when it gets hot it starts right away.

Gerardo Gonzalez

Asked by Mar 23, 2014 at 09:46 PM about the 2001 BMW 3 Series 325Ci

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Taking to long to start when its cold and when its
warm it starts right away

3 Answers


Could be fuel pressure regulator going bad and allowing the fuel pressure to bleed off after setting all night. Also could be a fuel injector sticking open and allowing the fuel pressure to bleed off during the night. Does your oil smell like gas? If so possibly fuel injector sticking open. Might try some fuel cleaner like sea foam with your next fill up. If it's an injector issue this should free it up for you.

Gerardo Gonzalez

Ok ill try that tomorow

Hector Irizarry Duval

if you can measure the pressure and leave it over night. also connect the switch several times before trying to star the vehicle to charge the fuel system, if the car starts fine you need to check the regulator and the fuel pump.

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