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Robjw

Focus 1.8 Tdci Poor Cold Starting

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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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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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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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how many years has your battery and your glow plugs

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Battery and glow plugs are 6 years old

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

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