[Vwdiesel] Hard starting

Libbybapa@wmconnect.com Libbybapa at wmconnect.com
Mon Aug 8 09:53:57 EDT 2005

My friend's '84 Quantum TD still seems to have a bit of a hard time starting 
when the engine is cold.  The starter cranks fine.  The battery is brand 
spankin' new 900 cca.  The timing on the pump is right on.  There are no bubbles in 
the "clear" line.  The fuel filter is new.  The glow plugs all glow brightly. 
 Compression is close to 400 on all four.  Fresh injectors.  Anything I'm 
missing? (Other than the holy water?)  It starts, just takes several seconds of 
cranking at 50°F and then blows a good cloud.  For comparison, my TD vanagon 
starts instantly at 15°F.


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