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

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Wed Oct 1 19:42:49 PDT 2008

Shawn Wright wrote:
> 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 
> it.

Might also check the voltage at the starter solenoid when it cranks and when it kicks out. 
  Could be you have excessive voltage drop in that wire and that is causing the solenoid 
to drop out:



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