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  1. tarphenry

    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    Hi I have a 1999 2.5 dse and it starts and runs beautifully, but it normally starts on the button when cold.in the last couple of days it seems to turn over a couple of times before firing. Once started it runs perfectly.Would this be a sign of a problem developing, does anyone think or am I just paranoid. anyones help would be appreciated .Thanks Mick:D
     
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    Sounds like you might need to look at the glowplugs :)
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Let the glow light cycle twice before cranking. Switch on wait till it goes out then switch off and back on only crank when it goes out second time. If it improves look at glow plugs. Watch how long the lamp stays on, should be 8 or 9 seconds on a really cold morning. If it's less than that and plugs check out ok maybe ECU temp sensor is going down.
     
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    +1, sounds like it's lost a couple of glowplugs, assuming the cranking speed is good.
     
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    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for that gents,will check in the morning Mick
     
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    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    If you decide to replace the glow plugs, don't get Ebay cheapies, they either don't work, don't last or disintegrate.
    Delphi, Beru, NGK or Bosch.
     
  7. tarphenry

    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    thanks will do Mick
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    Or could just be the battery starting to show its age on cold mornings.
     
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    Which tends to show as slow cranking speed as i mentioned.
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    Yep!
     
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    And if you change the glow plugs, which is quite easy, dont trap the wire of the 4th injector in the manifold when reassembling, like some idiot on here did recently!!!!!
     
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    Definitely not battery, its new and cranking speed is good, also constantly on smart charger. thanks Mick
     
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    Only a total nutter would do that.
    :D
     
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    Hi thanks all for the excellent diagnosis. Changed the glow plugs today and it started instantly when cold,when tested 3 were us .Thanks again Mick
     
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    Glad your sorted ..
     
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    Changed my glow plugs today as was getting difficult to cold start. Three of mine were knackered.
     
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