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#1 glenmar13

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:43 PM

I have just got a Focus TDCI 1.8 2002. From cold ( in the morning ) I am having trouble starting . Takes about 5 times before it starts. I have noticed that as soon as I turn the ignition on the Glow blug lights and immediatly goes out, is this correct
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#2 stef123

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:49 PM

I have just got a Focus TDCI 1.8 2002. From cold ( in the morning ) I am having trouble starting . Takes about 5 times before it starts. I have noticed that as soon as I turn the ignition on the Glow blug lights and immediatly goes out, is this correct
Maby Thanks
Glen :(


it should stay lit for a couple of seconds until the plugs have had enough time to heat up

#3 johnnyguitar

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:43 PM

I've just had a set of heater plugs in my 02 1.8 TDCi 115 and the glow plug light goes out pretty quickly on that as well. I usually wait until the other lights go out and it'll fire on the first turn

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:03 AM

The glow plug light on mine also goes off quite quickly, even on very cold mornings. This seems to be normal on common-rail engines. Try to resist the temptation to stop cranking as soon as the engine fires. Mine splutters a bit but as long as I keep it cranking it will start after 5 seconds or so. The handbook says that at really low temperatures it might be necessary to crank for up to 30 seconds.

#5 monty187

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:33 PM

I had this problem with another car i had, get the battery tested if its ok i would change the glow plugs.

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#6 Simon S

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:00 PM

I have to say , mine does this when it's cold. I crank it over and the engine fires then stalls. I now crank wait for a few seconds and then release the key. It's fine then.

#7 glenmar13

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:45 PM

Thanks everyone, another happy customer.
I now wait for all the lights go out and crank for about 6 or seven seconds and the car now responds without any trouble. Keeping my fingers crossed
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#8 Claudia

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

My Glow plug light tends to be flashing constantly.....what would you reccomend? First car, quite naive

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