E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Everything Else > The Off-Topic > General Off-Topic

General Off-Topic
Everything not about BMWs. Posts must be "primetime" safe and in good taste. You must be logged in to see sub-forums.
Click here to browse all new posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
beemerfreak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,016
My Ride: 05' 545I, 03' 325I
Ever Had Cold Start Issue?

My car is a 2005 545I
I know this is off topic but hopefully I can get help from u guys.
My car has a cold start issue.
It doesn't start under 50 degree weather.
It cranks but won't turn over.
Anything over 50 degrees it starts and drives normal.
No cel.
It currently has no codes but had codes when I first scanned it.
I've changed battery, spark plugs, cam shaft sensor, and IVM module.
We've checked fuel pressure etc..

Any help?
__________________
beemerfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
pakman3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: FL
Posts: 279
My Ride: piece
crank position sensor
__________________
pakman3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
beemerfreak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,016
My Ride: 05' 545I, 03' 325I
Quote:
Originally Posted by pakman3 View Post
crank position sensor
It should throw a code right?
__________________
beemerfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
crime
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 17
My Ride: 2002 325i
Cold start sensor - my 02 325i just had the same problem.
crime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
Grande D
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 3,309
My Ride: Whiiiite BMW!
Dude. Google. C'mon now. Having said that:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=579724

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83757

Crankshaft sensor(s) or software.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by wasp9166 View Post
here today, gone tomm

i spend it while i can, if i run out i'll swallow all my meds
Grande D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 05:24 PM   #6
rsxstock
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 217
My Ride: 2001 325ci
mine starts right up even at below freezing. maybe try leaving the key in the on position for a few secs to get the fuel pump running, then start
__________________
rsxstock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #7
AfghanScarface
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Moreno Valley CA
Posts: 2,349
My Ride: Debadged M3
Send a message via AIM to AfghanScarface
The fuel pump only needs to prime for a second or so to provide adequate fuel for ignition, no?
__________________



Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer4Lyfe View Post
Either pursue her and risk getting Mono, or don't pursue her,...stay home and use your Mano.

It's either Mono or Mano .... You decide
AfghanScarface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 06:44 PM   #8
v8 5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Jarzy, New Jarzy
Posts: 343
My Ride: 6 speed BMW
Fuel filter would be my guess, it's an 05...
__________________
Gutted with a Getrag



We have 4 websites within the family.
v8 5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use