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Unread 07-26-2009, 07:36 PM   #1

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Hey fellow bimmer owners and fanatics. i have a 2004 bmw325i, which recently got a new radiator and water pump. i thought these where the last of my problems but when i picked it up and was gonna drive home i tried to start it and it was very slow to start and it was shaking. i thought this was normal since it just got new parts installed. it drove fine.

next day i tried turning it on and it failed to start. it would turn on and then just die out. i tried again and it turned on. it was shaking like hell but settled down after a minute of idling. did my errands and it was fine.

next day same problems but this time the service engine soon light came on. i took it to get an oilchange but that didnt help at all. idk what it could be. it runs perfectly fine other than the start up. i was thinking maybe the spark plugs? any suggestions on how i should go about this? im pretty sure its not safe to drive it like this. i would appreciate any help i can get. THANKS IN ADAVNCED
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Unread 07-27-2009, 11:17 AM   #2
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Sounds like an air leak between the MAF and throttle body, or some other such vac leak. Check your lines and clamps on the intake and all around. I'm out for a few days

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