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      04-13-2012, 07:48 AM   #1

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long crank to startup?

I have had a 2009 m3 for almost 3 months now that still only has 17k miles on it, but I've noticed in the last month sometimes the crank seems to take a little longer than what I think is normal. This morning it almost seemed to sputter to start too, and I don't have any warning lights like a battery low indicator either. Does anyone else have this issue or know what it could be?
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      04-13-2012, 09:23 AM   #2

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I had this happen once on my 2011. I was trying to turn over but couldn't. After approximately 5 seconds of that noise, I hit the Start/Stop button, gave it a second and tried it again. She fired right up and hasn't done it since. Although, I am interested in knowing if anyone else is having this issue???
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      04-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #3

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Take it into BMW your under warranty.. let them handle it.
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      04-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #4

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I also herd this a couple of times , curious to know what it is as well
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      04-13-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
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Im guessing its the battery doesnt seem like u drive the car much....
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      04-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #6

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I thought that I read somewhere that prolonged cranking and stumbling could be do to the ICV going bad?
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      04-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #7

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nah, I don't think idle air control valve have anything to do with start up, only idle.
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