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      01-07-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
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How to Properly Start a BMW

Just wondering if there is a proper way to start a E9X just like the e46. In e46 the proper way is for fuel cell to build up then start the car.

Off topic subject: Have you notice that new cars are not as reliable as older cars? Because the company wants it to break so they can make more money of you. Also the more electrical stuff in a car the more the repair will be in the future.
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1) Stick key in slot (if no Comfort Access)
2) Press the brake or clutch
3) Push the start button
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1) Stick key in slot (if no Comfort Access)
2) Press the brake or clutch
3) Push the start button
Yup that's what i do. I once thought it was
1) stick key in slot
2)press start(so ignition would turn on and that would turn on the fuel pump)
3) Press the brake or clutch
4) Push the start button(so engine turn on)
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The fuel pump primes when the car "wakes up". eg when you unlock it. or when you open the door after letting it sit unlocked.
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The fuel pump primes when the car "wakes up". eg when you unlock it. or when you open the door after letting it sit unlocked.
Oh got it. thanks. I guess somethimes you can hear the fuel pump in between your rear right fender.
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1) Stick key in slot (if no Comfort Access)
2) Press the brake or clutch
3) Push the start button
+ 1 thats what i do.
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Yea wtf this is one messed up thread. How do you start a car? Then op claims cars don't last as long without backing it up with anything.... The same time a 200k thread is gaining lots of views and posts. More electrification like navigation and PFC and other such toys that people are wanting that weren't available in the past..... I'm not seeing the grand conspiracy only more features.
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The fuel pump primes when the car "wakes up". eg when you unlock it. or when you open the door after letting it sit unlocked.
E46 also primed fuel pump.
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Actually, on a serious note, I turn on the battery power, walk up to the front of the car, squeeze the safety lever and the yank the pull cord. Hard. Sometimes, if it's cold in the mornings, I first pull the choke and gradually turn if off as the car is warming up. Helps with misfire. I have Premium Package, so my car came with the priming bulb which I depress before starting.

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Just wondering if there is a proper way to start a E9X just like the e46. In e46 the proper way is for fuel cell to build up then start the car.
Utter nonsense. ("Fuel cell"? What "fuel cell"?)

When you enter your car, the fuel pressure is already built up. Just start it and drive.
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Just wondering if there is a proper way to start a E9X just like the e46. In e46 the proper way is for fuel cell to build up then start the car.

Off topic subject: Have you notice that new cars are not as reliable as older cars? Because the company wants it to break so they can make more money of you. Also the more electrical stuff in a car the more the repair will be in the future.
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