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Hi guys

I need some help with my 1.8 TDCi

The car starts pretty well most of the time and goes well too.

The problem is that when I start it to move it a short distance and then stop it , the next time I want to start it
it will not start without a lot of messing about , it takes about ten attempts to get it going.
Otherwise it is fine , any ideas?
mgbglasgow
you may have a sticking valve mate, but more likely the egr valve is open, take it off , clean with brake cleaner and re-install,

if you have no compression, ie valve etc, you will get this effect.

newbie focus owner so learning its foibles over last five weeks, 1.8 tdci too

steve
mgbglasgow
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Hi guys

I need some help with my 1.8 TDCi

The car starts pretty well most of the time and goes well too.

The problem is that when I start it to move it a short distance and then stop it , the next time I want to start it
it will not start without a lot of messing about , it takes about ten attempts to get it going.
Otherwise it is fine , any ideas?
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oh and of course heater plugs may be goosed, but replacement is the only option as can be difficult to remove and test,,
Focus is cool
Steve

Thanks for the quick reply

I will look at the EGR valve first

Cheers


Mark


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