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    E46 325i converible - 2001 car lay for 3 weeks whilst on hols, car started ok used it for week and half, now wont start. Engine tunrin ok but did not sound right, tried to jump start but still wont start, has anyone got any idea what could be wrong
     
     

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    engine turning ok but not sounding right?...can you explain in more detail?
    what checks have you done so far?...checked for fuel and a spark?
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    how much fuel is in it?
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    It was low on fuel and I put a gallon in car, it has not started since.


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    engine turning ok but not sounding right?...can you explain in more detail?
    what checks have you done so far?...checked for fuel and a spark?
     
     

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    its not on a 1/4 by any chance is it?? could be the tank jet pump problem when its faulty you run out of fuel while still showing a quarter..

    or could be your main tank fuel pump not running or sucked up muck etc..



    http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=715678

    get a trouble code scan prolly be fuel related trouble codes stored at the least..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    its not on a 1/4 by any chance is it?? could be the tank jet pump problem when its faulty you run out of fuel while still showing a quarter..

    or could be your main tank fuel pump not running or sucked up muck etc..



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    get a trouble code scan prolly be fuel related trouble codes stored at the least..
    No the fuel was really low so we went to garage in wifes car and got fuel and came back and topped bmw up it started after that i had to move it about 2 -3 feet to let workmen dig up road, went out later that day to go t work and car would not start.
     
     

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    check pumps running in tank under the rear seat..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Sounds like your battery is goosed.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamadam View Post
    i had to move it about 2 -3 feet to let workmen dig up road, went out later that day to go t work and car would not start.
    That sounds like a classic flooding to me, moving the car a short distance when cold means the rich mixture leaves a layer of coke in the cylinder, if you don't leave it running to burn this off at the next cold start this coke tends to soak up the fuel and wet the plugs.

    Try removing the fuel pump fuse and cranking the car until it starts to fire and refit the fuse.
    If that does not work repeat the above and remove and dry the plugs as well.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixedwheelnut View Post
    That sounds like a classic flooding to me, moving the car a short distance when cold means the rich mixture leaves a layer of coke in the cylinder, if you don't leave it running to burn this off at the next cold start this coke tends to soak up the fuel and wet the plugs.

    Try removing the fuel pump fuse and cranking the car until it starts to fire and refit the fuse.
    If that does not work repeat the above and remove and dry the plugs as well.
    Got to the bottom of it, camshaft inlet senor fault showing hope it is not too costly ouch!!:
     
     

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