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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
Smurphymurphy89
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Cold start problem

I have the same problem starting my BMW 05 325xi it starts right up while warm but in the cold it does not start with the same problem your describing it cranking but not turning over the battery was just changed and it's not the starter or the alternator I checked the fuel pressure when warm and fuel pressure when cold and the results were the pressure was alot less in cold weather as to in warm weather has anyone else had this problem if so how can I fix it please
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Replace fuel filter and fuel pump.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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When was the last time the Fuel FIlter (which also has the Fuel Pressure Regulator as part of it)replaced? Also worth checking the Fuel Pump in the gas tank, depending on the mileage, it could be weak/starting to go.
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