Greetings all - first time poster here
Rather embarrassingly I put petrol in my 1.8 TDCi a couple of weeks; only realised after driving a mile and a bit
Got it drained and the car runs OK so touch wood no injector issues
Thing is, now it struggles to start in the cold, whereas before it's always been a great starter. It actually turns over and starts first time, but unless you give it plenty of revs, it just immediately cuts out
We've changed the glow plugs and tested the circuits and all OK. As I said we don't think it's the injectors as once it starts, it runs fine (no smoke), and when the engine is warm, it starts almost instantly with no problems
I know the fuel filter was not changed when the petrol was drained - could this be an issue?? Or it could jut be co-incidence with the cold weather coming (only got it May so no real experience starting in cold)
Holding the clutch in on start up (as per the owner's manual's advice) actually alleviates the problem slightly
Sorry for the long email!