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Mk6 - Facelift 1.4 Tdci Starting Problems - Please Help!

17 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

Hi Guys,

I am in need of a little bit of help. I recently bought myself a little 2007 1.4 diesel fiesta. I bought it cheap for £2600 and it had a few small problems which I expected for the price. Anyway, the problem I'm finding with it is that it takes a long time to start and can be a little difficult sometimes. I thought a full service would do it good (changed fuel filter, oil filter, new oil, air filter). It didn't have any affect so I thought changing the heater plugs would be another obvious idea. Didn't really help.
When I had the car there was no water at all in the expansion tank/header tank/water tank (whatever you want to call it) and it has got oily soot on the inside which I thought might have been a head gasket failure (owning a Rover with a K-series Engine taught me about those haha!). So I got my local mechanic to give it the check over and he doesn't know what the problem could be as he ruled out the head gasket problem because there weren't REALLY obvious signs. As soon as the engine is started it runs like a dream and goes really well. On the odd occasion I do get a bit of smoke when it finally does turn over but that's it.

Any help would be really good, and any questions are very welcome :)

Thanks in advance,