[Vwdiesel] Mi Caddy

chris chris at califormula.com
Thu Jan 17 17:15:38 EST 2002

My 1.5 1980 Caddy is hard to start.
Battery is good.
I have no visible bubbles in the fuel line.
I have four good glow plugs.
They are functioning properly.
I just crank and crank and sometimes I kill the battery.
I re charge and kill it again.
Push it down a little hill in third and it starts everytime.
If I start it again it starts right away.
Sitting for more than three hours seems to be the magic number.
I can go to church and it starts right up after two hours.
push start it and go to lunch. after lunch it starts right up.
I have been at work four hours and I know I will kill the battery
and end up pushing it to start it.  I can stop and start as many times
as I like after that.  I can't make it not start when warm.
But after three hours it takes forever.  White smoke comes out when
cranking.  Then a big black cloud when it fires up.
After that it doesn't smoke when driving.
Just the first big cloud...
How can I get it to start better cold?

Chris in Sandy Eggo... not really cold here ever...

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