[Vwdiesel] Hard Start Diesel Rabbit

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon Dec 16 20:12:48 EST 2002

> When starting, the advance must be pulled all the way out. It will crank  a
>  few revs without firing. Then it slowly starts to fire, all the while
>  belching white smoke. After it fires awhile, it will settle down and run
>  normally. Once warmed up it has good power.
  Two things, as Roger pointed out, are the glow plugs staying on long
enough?  Slow glows I think are almost 30 seconds and fast are like 11
or something.  The other is timing.  If you push the advance knob in half
way, after it's just started does it die or almost die?  If that's the case
with it just barely starting with the knob all the way out and ONLY starting
if it's ALL the way out, it sounds like the timing may be a bit retarded.
You wouldn't happen to have a yellow dot pump that's timed to non
yellow dot specs would you?  (Don't look for yellow paint, it's all gone
by now, you need the last 3 digits + letters from the end of the VW
part number of the pump.  107 A is a yellow dot pump.)

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