[Vwdiesel] Starting problem: '85 Jetta 1.6L non-turbo
mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Mar 14 19:43:49 PDT 2008
It may just be a design fault with the glowplug system. Especially as the
car engine ages see posts from 10th of this month....
----- Original Message -----
From: "W Davis" <iatse321 at yahoo.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 2:00 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Starting problem: '85 Jetta 1.6L non-turbo
> Recently, I have had a problem starting my car when
> the engine is warm.
> When the engine is cold, the car starts right up.
> After being driven, for even a short distance, and
> after the engine is shut off, it is hard to re-start,
> and sometimes will not crank, as if the battery is
> This happens when the glow plug indicator does not
> light up, as if the car is warm enough to start
> without the glow plugs heating up.
> When the car cools down for a bit, the glow plug
> indicator light comes on, and the car starts normally.
> The load reduction relay seems to get warm.
> Could that be the problem?
> Many thanks,
> 1985 1.6L Jetta, non-turbo.
> Glow plugs are new, g-plug relay is new, and matched
> to the plugs..."fast".
> (Plugs and relay were bought new in a kit.)
> Alternator tests good, battery practically brand new.
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