View Full Version : 2000 bmw 328i wont start

04-22-2012, 09:24 PM
Hey, just recently bought a BMW 328i from a dealership.Two days after buying the car, I go to try and turn the car on, it turned on and then shut off. I tried again and it did the same thing. I also noticed that the 5.7L jug under the hood was empty and leaking. What could cause this problem with the car not starting ? it only starts when it has not been driven. After being driven and the engine has heated up it stops working and will not start.
any ideas ?

Bimmer Heaven
04-22-2012, 10:51 PM
The 5.7L jug is windshield washer fluid, so it will not have anything to do with the car running...

I have seen the same problem caused by a bad fuel pump; will start and run fine, untill you shut it off and try to start again (hot)...Wont start intill cooled off, or you let some pressure off the fuel rail. Very easy check by any good mechanic (so go see one!)

04-23-2012, 05:15 PM
I took the car to BMW and they said they cant find the problem. I told them to check the fuel pump. So hopefully thats the problem.