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2011 328i xDrive 3.0 when its cold won't start or run as…

2011 328i xDrive 3.0 when...
2011 328i xDrive 3.0 when its cold won't start or run as soon as it warms up it will start and sputter for a minute then runs perfect.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
vin WBAPK7C55BF087416

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thanks for providing the vin

this issue is usually caused by a faulty temp sensor or faulty eccentric shaft sensor on the engine that is used in your vehicle - both are common problems, the eccentric shaft sensor more so.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The ambient or cooling sensor?
the engine coolant temp sensor. Please do not forget to click on a positive rating
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok thanks

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok,it might be a day or 2 before i can check this,its way too cold to be outside

as the question has been answered, please kindly click on a positive rating. if you would like to follow up, you can do so at any time after rating today. thank you in advance.

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