[Vwdiesel] Cold starting problems - 1.6TD
jon at kenneke.com
Sat Jan 7 18:34:59 EST 2006
Another thing to keep in mind is that a simple resistance test doesn't
always tell the truth about glow plugs. In my 300SD (which has a glow
system that's generally similar to a VW) it was hard starting, but all
the glow plugs showed the correct resistance.
I replaced all the plugs, and bam, the cars starts right off, even when
quite cold (Here, that means 32 F).
On Sat, 7 Jan 2006, Jim Arnott wrote:
> Sounds like dead glow plugs. Remember, the light on the dash is just
> an indicator. It really has nothing to do with working glows.
> Pull the plugs and put 12v to them. If they each turn cherry red,
> you'll have to look elsewhere for the problem. (But I'm betting you'll
> have found the problem.)
> On Jan 7, 2006, at 5:19 AM, Eyvind Spangen wrote:
> > I'm having a strange problem with my 1.6TD. It will glow and start
> > just fine most of the time, it always "catches" after glowing and
> > starting, but if I don't crank it long enough that it runs on its own
> > (it will be running on 1-2-3 cylinders, but not on its own without the
> > starter), it will be totally impossible to start, despite glowing
> > several times etc. Not a single "poof", just like trying to start
> > without glowing first.
> > Why does this happen? My old Benz diesel (W123 300D) and Audi
> > (5-cylinder) never acted like this..
> > --
> > E. Spangen
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