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#16 akakray


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:19 PM

I always used to stick the ignition on and wait 5 seconds on my last car (glow plug light would come on every time and go out after that) and that was a 2008 car. Try that as it gives the glow plug time to warm the cylinder. You shouldn't see waxing as last year I saw -30 and had no issues at all

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#17 Muskydo


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

Thankfully we haven't had temps so low since, so I'll pay more attention to what's happening next time.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:45 PM

Glow plug light comes on all the time on mine I always wait the 2-3 secs for it to go off before starting up and that's on a 2011

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:39 PM

Glow plug always lights up on my 2010 1.6TDCI. Usualy for less than a second.

No problems starting even in -18C that we had at the end of 2010 in NE Scotland. Glow plug lamp stayed lit for 2-3 seconds when it was that cold. I just waited until it went out before cranking the engine.

Not sure if most folk do this but you should also dip the clutch when you're starting to give the starter/battery an easier time as it stops it having to turn the gearbox shaft

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

my 2009 tdci 1.6 is having problems in this weather. I start it wait a while for things to warm up but once you go and the revs drop it stalls. Engine malfunction comes up and i have to start again. Very lumpy and now thinking a trip to ford is in order. But since reading this i am wondering if i need to let it warm up for longer. it was -15 last night and is now -13 so think its struggling in this cold snap.

Anyone else struggling with there tdci mk7 fiesta then let me know

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