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JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech
Category: BMW
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Experience:  12 yrs Experience; ASE Master Technician; ASE L1 Certified
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When I try to start the car after sitting overnight, it

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When I try to start the car after sitting overnight, it fires right off, runs for about 2 seconds and then dies. After about the 5th try, the car revs real high for a second, returns to a normal idle and then runs fine.
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: about 110K. 2.8L v6 2000 528i
JA: Are you fixing your 528i yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just got the car back together after a head gasket change. I had some unforeseen health issues that delayed the project. car actually sat for about 3 years
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I know the MAF sensor is broken but, I'm not sure if that would cause this issue
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  JayPutelis replied 9 months ago.
Hi, can you provide the last 7 digits of the VIN of the vehicle so I can better assist you?
Thanks, JP