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      10-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Any N55 with long cranks??

Started getting them here and there randomly. Bout one every couple of weeks. I have a feeling i know what that is leading to, but wanted to know if any other guys with the n55 have experienced it, or am I just special?
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      10-27-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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Yes, and no. I had them, but they have been gone for several thousand miles now, with no work done to the car. Strange.
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      10-27-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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Yes I had it too, but now its fine and never brought it to the dealership! have about 11k miles and it happened around 8k
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      10-27-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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Negative, no long cranks here however my car barely turns over ever since the DME update. I hope the PPK fixes this.
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      10-27-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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At 450 miles, I started getting 2-3 sec. cranks almost every cold start. Now at 4k miles, I get them around 1/10 of the time. It doesn't really bother me anymore since I haven't experienced any loss of performance or CELs.
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      10-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #6
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I had them for a few days at around 5000 miles. Took it to the dealership, and they found no codes, and it started fine for them for the 2 days they had it. The technician said it could have been bad gas. Has not happened since and I'm now at 7800 miles.
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      10-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #7
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The technician said it could have been bad gas.
Or solar flares.

I'm not complaining much, because the problem went away, but between my wife and I, we have had a couple dozen vehicles, for many hundreds of thousands of miles, and never had long cranks from "bad gas" with any of them. For awhile there, I was getting them every other week in the 135.
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      10-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #8
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Yeah- I know what you're saying. Never had it before in any other cars in the past either. I thought it was the HPFP problem in our N55's, but that wouldn't just go away. I also haven't noticed any difference in the way it starts since getting the PPK installed a couple of weeks ago.
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      10-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #9
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No long cranks, but very occasional stall at an intersection. BMW Sydney have just swapped out the HPFP.
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      10-28-2011, 06:38 AM   #10
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So far I have no cels...but i've had a couple cranks that took around 5 seconds.
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      10-29-2011, 04:52 PM   #11
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no issues here...6000 miles on mine
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I have been getting long cranks every once in a while and some sputtering at lights. I have approximately 16,000 miles.
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      10-29-2011, 07:54 PM   #13
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I just hit 10k miles today and have not had any long cranks.
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      10-30-2011, 02:08 PM   #14
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Long cranks can be an early sign of the HPFP going out. On my Mini, this is what happened.
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      10-30-2011, 09:28 PM   #15
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Yep, I've had 5-6 long cranks prior to the new DME, and 1 extremely long crank since the new DME.
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      10-30-2011, 10:59 PM   #16
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Interesting. Things I can look forward to?

I've had no issues at all, but I've only owned about 2 months or so.
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      10-31-2011, 12:55 PM   #17
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      11-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #18
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I've hit 14k just the day before yesterday. I've noticed the cranks seem to happen when my fuel starts getting low.
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      11-01-2011, 03:24 PM   #19
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18k miles here with no long cranks.
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      11-02-2011, 07:31 PM   #20
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I started getting them often at 15k, took it in for service, they replaced 4 injectors. I am now at 28k, it started again, taking her in for service tomorrow.
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No long cranks, but very occasional stall at an intersection. BMW Sydney have just swapped out the HPFP.
And BMW will have auto start/stop in the next 3 series, WITH this engine.

If you need to get out of the way quickly, I recommend to never use that function.

If you know that you will be stopped for longer than a minute and you just have to save a few pennies, you can simply shut the engine off with this little gadget known as the "start/stop" button.

I guess car makers think that that is too complicated of an idea, so they invent auto stop/start.
Yeah! I'm saved. Well, until I need to get out of the way quickly from the big a$$ truck who apparently doesn't see I'm stopped, and my engine decides it needs a long crank session.
BOOM!
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