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#1 Robjw

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

Hi All
My focus seems to not like cold mornings anymore, it cranks over ok, and manages to fire up after a while, but it splutters and chugs into life and will not tick ove smoothley until its warmed up a little. Could it be glow plugs or fuel filter or both.

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#2 refdt

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

On my old diesel I had it was doing something very similar and I replaced the glow plugs and put a new battery in and it did the job

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Diesel can go waxy in the fuel filter... They arent much to replace so always worth a go!!

That and glow plugs, and check the battery.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

how many years has your battery and your glow plugs

#5 Robjw

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Battery and glow plugs are 6 years old

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Deffo go for the glow plugs first, exactly the same symptoms with mine a few months back, similar age car too, and all was well again.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Yup change your plugs and battery at the same time and you'll be allright for years

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