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Old 06-25-2012, 05:19 AM   #1
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My Ride: 318ci Coupe 2.0
2001 318ci m42 cold start problem. - see YouTube video!

My 318ci has trouble starting from cold.

Itll start, die, then have the problem shown in the video.

Will start if I persist but will run on 2 cylinders, then 3 then eventually 4 when it's warm. Once warm, she runs beautifully. These problems seem to have started after I changed the battery?

It's LPG converted,

143,000 miles
I have had the coils, plugs, O2 sensor, and cam shaft sensors done but to no avail.

Has a fault when plugged in, so we changed the O2 sensor accordingly but still happening.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 07-30-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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318, cold, lpg, problem, start

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