Focus Mk2 1.8 Tdci Problem Starting After Short JourneysCold start problem diesel
Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:20 PM
I've had the glow plugs replaced and the egr valve cleaned out as the car was going into limp, turns out it was quite choked. Also cleaned out the fuel system with some additive and treated the car to some premium diesel at the last fill up but the problem persists with a cold start after short trips.
It's been to the garage and diagnostics have not picked up anything, anybody come across this before or have any ideas? I only got the car in November last year and had the turbo replaced in December as the oil feed pipes failed, could it be linked?
Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:23 AM
Usual problems with cold starts are a result of fuel backflow from the fuel lines due to air getting in to the filter and lines.
The filter and all seals should be changed on a regular basis.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:39 PM
It's a bit of a puzzle no problem with it at all today even after its been sitting on the drive all weekend not going anywhere. It seems ok if it reaches temperature on the previous journey before stopping, if it doesn't that's when my problems appear to start the next day.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:45 PM
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