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i just bought a 2003 mini cooper drove it home fine shifts into all 5 gears smoothly but when i went to start it when i got home i found it didn't want to start it cranks engine turns but does not want to start i waited 10 seconds roughly and tried again and sure enough it starts any idea why i went inside for a half hr tried again and it did same thing cranked engine turned didn't want to start waited 10 seconds roughly again and sure enough it starts i am stumped any idea
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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 9 years ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer BMW,

My name is Steve and it will be my pleasure to assist you today.

 

what has been tested / checked?

 

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Customer reply replied 9 years ago

nothing has been checked or tested i just hope i didn't wast 4,500 dollars on something that is going to be a money pit

BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 9 years ago
so then the car needs to be cranked for a long time to start? is that the issue?
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Customer reply replied 9 years ago

it cranked longer then it should so i stopped then started and it started right up

BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 9 years ago

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most commonly this is cused by something that is allowing fuel pressure to bleed off

 

this can be an issue with the fuel pump check valve, leaky injectors or pressure regulator

 

it can also be an issue with no spark, which can be a problem with the ignition/computer or crank sensor

 

in rare cases it can be related to anti theft but I don't think that is too likely here.

 

the next step will be to have the fuel pressure tested and monitored when the car is shut off, to see if it is bleeding off, and to check for spark while cranking. This should not be a huge issue to have resolved, but proper testing will need to be carried out

 

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