BMW N47 diesel cold start at -15°C with defective glow plug

Cold start of BMW 120d E87 with N47 diesel engine at -15°C. At first engine is shaky, that’s most likely caused by defective glow plug. Remember to preheat your glow plugs and turn off any additional electric equipment to not drain your battery when starting the engine.

BMW N47 engine can be found in:

  • 1-Series E81, E82, E87, E88, F20
  • 3-Series E90, E91, E92, E93, F30, F31
  • 5-Series E60, E61
  • X1 E84, X3
  • Mini Cooper