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      10-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Got a 08 M and this morning it didn't seem like it wanted too start. Super long crank so guess I'd bring it too the dealer Tuesday. Just wondering anyone have a idea why?
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      10-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Got a 08 M and this morning it didn't seem like it wanted too start. Super long crank so guess I'd bring it too the dealer Tuesday. Just wondering anyone have a idea why?
My $ says battery and/or alt
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      10-08-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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Got a 08 M and this morning it didn't seem like it wanted too start. Super long crank so guess I'd bring it too the dealer Tuesday. Just wondering anyone have a idea why?
My $ says battery and/or alt
Really? I only got 42xxx km on it. Seems like it only happens when parked outside for a period of time. But even then it's not longer then a day.
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      10-08-2012, 03:05 AM   #6
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Had a similar problem with my ’09 – thought it was the battery (wasn’t) and after getting worse over 3-4 weeks finally it wouldn’t start no matter what – even with an attempted jump start.

End result – ignition module stuffed and was replaced under extended warranty – took 2 weeks out of Germany.

All good now and battery still going strong.

Might be a different problem though
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      10-08-2012, 03:49 AM   #7
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Battery. Is it cold/cooler where you live? Try hooking it up to a trickle charger for a while and see if you notice a difference.
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      10-08-2012, 04:07 AM   #8
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Thank for all you guys help! I really appreciate it. Gonna take it into the dealer. Keep you guys posted!
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      10-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #9
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Happened to me yesterday morning. It was really really cold (45 degrees) and had been raining. Crank took maybe 2.5 seconds before it started. Brand new battery, too. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless it is the original battery on your 08.
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Had a similar problem with my ’09 – thought it was the battery (wasn’t) and after getting worse over 3-4 weeks finally it wouldn’t start no matter what – even with an attempted jump start.

End result – ignition module stuffed and was replaced under extended warranty – took 2 weeks out of Germany.

All good now and battery still going strong.

Might be a different problem though
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Happened to me yesterday morning. It was really really cold (45 degrees) and had been raining. Crank took maybe 2.5 seconds before it started. Brand new battery, too. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless it is the original battery on your 08.
Batteries generally last 5-7 years, so if you have an early '08, it could be time for a new one.
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My 2008 takes a couple extra cranks in the morning. I'd say it's pretty normal.
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Prob the battery.
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Check voltage with a voltmeter. Should be at least 12.2 with everything off.
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Happened to me yesterday morning. It was really really cold (45 degrees) and had been raining. Crank took maybe 2.5 seconds before it started. Brand new battery, too. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless it is the original battery on your 08.
Mine just started doing this a couple of weeks ago. Especially this morning, I'd say it takes almost a full 2 seconds longer to crank. When it's warmer in the afternoon, no such problems. Good to know, was starting to get worried.

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Check voltage with a voltmeter. Should be at least 12.2 with everything off.
Good to know, thanks Mike. I don't have a voltmeter, although I can get my friend to bring one to work tomorrow. Would reading the voltage via OBD2 while the car is running help me diagnose anything?
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Hey OP - any outcome from your dealer visit ?
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      10-23-2012, 09:58 AM   #17
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Hey OP - any outcome from your dealer visit ?
No still waiting, it's been a couple of days suppose too get a update today
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      10-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #18
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So got my car back today. Long cranking was due too damage battery. Had a water leak which corroded the battery and ibs cables. Items were replace under warranty. Hope this fixes the problem. Trunk trim and seal were also replaced.
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