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Old 03-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation My e46 wasn't able to start in the cold weathers of January, just jumped her today

I wasn't able to start my car since January. However, I was able to jump the car just now(2 1/2 months later). when the car started, the car couldn't hold idle, and would die if I didn't hold down the accelerator for about 3 mins and holding the revs up to 1800RPM. There was puffing white smoke coming out from the exhaust and gurgling noises. After that, each time I revved the car there would be a clattering noise. Anyone can provide me some info would be much appreciated!

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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I would check all of your fluid levels for starters. Try to identify what the smoke is. White could be steam or coolant, or large amounts of oil in the cylinders.
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The car shakes/rumbles alot when its idling. Ill try to upload a vid
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Look at this video, this is how the car sounded after I started it.
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