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#1 herbie

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:11 PM

Car never starts first time even in the summer.
Glow plugs were checked about 5 months ago and seened to be OK
Now it's colder takes ages to start
Cranking it over for ages inclusdig turning ignition on and off
Glow plug light goes off vey quickly
Battery checked yesterday and is OK
Suggestion where made such as: glow plugs, fuel filter, timming belt, air bubble in fuel pipe and
engine management problem? any other suggestions or has someone else had similar problems

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#2 tommy.h

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:24 PM

Hi Herbie

not sure of your problem, but this may be worth checking.
Problem - non start
Reason - wiring harness chaffing on EGR valve
Remedy - repair harness and use cable tie to keep harness away from EGR

can also cause intermittent fault.

may be worth a look

tom

#3 matty_lee

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:27 PM

mines exactly the same

#4 mikehaggis

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:54 AM

Car never starts first time even in the summer.
Glow plugs were checked about 5 months ago and seened to be OK
Now it's colder takes ages to start
Cranking it over for ages inclusdig turning ignition on and off
Glow plug light goes off vey quickly
Battery checked yesterday and is OK
Suggestion where made such as: glow plugs, fuel filter, timming belt, air bubble in fuel pipe and
engine management problem? any other suggestions or has someone else had similar problems

Dont Know if this has been suggested before but check the relay for the glowplugs as it sounds like it might have failed (light going off quickly even when cold)
hope this helps,
Mike.


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