[Vwdiesel] Diesel Jeep almost done! Just have some questions...

Shawn Wright vwdiesels at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 19:39:05 PDT 2008

On 1 Oct 2008 at 22:32, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you only had two working glow plugs, which two cylinders would you put
> them on for optimal starting?

Not sure, probably depends on the firing order.
> Also, the starter kicks out instead of continuesly running. It'll turn the
> engine over 1-2 times then pop out and spin. What causes this and can the
> starter be rebuilt? (its for a 2.1l Renault Turbodiesel, so the starter is
> EXTREMELY hard to find)

In that case, I'd try a pull start rather than risk burning up a rare starter. Could be worn teeth 
on the gears, or a weak solenoid. If it's a Bosch, chances are a good starter shop can rebuild 

Shawn Wright
'88 Westy 1.6TD 5 speed
'85 Jetta Diesel 1.6NA

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