[Vwdiesel] 98 TDI no glow
tadc at europa.com
Sat May 23 09:03:20 PDT 2009
James-I don't mean to denigrate the role of glow plugs - my point was that
unless he's in the mountains or far north, it's unlikely that the glow plugs
would cause a total failure to start at this time of year. Logic would then
dictate that if the car is indeed not starting, the glow plugs are probably
not the true cause.
On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 2:04 AM, James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net> wrote:
> Do you have the opportunity to swap out the relay with a known good one,
> from a friend's car Jon?
> I'd look there maybe. It's good to hear it's running for you.
> I can't remember for the life of me if the ecu times the plugs or just the
> relay in the AHU. IT definitely has to glow to start Tad, if only for
> emissions reasons, they are designed to glow for a short period even when
> warm, to eliminate startup blue smoke. Cold the AHU is around 18.5:1 CR,
> needs a little kick in the pants to get going.
> It's too late to think enough, seeding all day, running lathe till now
> (3:00) making a stupid little part for my gps autosteer thing that is now
> longer busted.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
> > On Behalf Of jonathan hoehl
> > Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 11:51 AM
> > To: mailing list
> > Subject: [Vwdiesel] 98 TDI no glow
> > I need some help.
> > Same tdi that wouldn't start a few months ago. Timing cog changed and
> > timing perfectly set. Engine runs great! But, no glow cycle. When
> > you turn the key, the glow plug light comes-on for a second then turns
> > right off. It acts like the engine is already hot, when it's not. The
> > temperature gauge reads as it should too. If I disconnect the 4-pin
> > coolant temp sensor that's right next to the head, the temperature
> > gauge doesn't work, the computer seems to think the engine is always
> > cold (adjusts timing accordingly), and the glow plugs stay-on for quite
> > a while (20 seconds maybe?!, seems kinda long). This is an AHU engine
> > and I got the car with a black 4-pin coolant temp sensor with a yellow
> > paint dot on it. I bought a new black 4-pin coolant temp sensor from
> > the dealer with a blue plastic ring around it. They said this blue one
> > is the correct replacement. Both temp sensors make the car act in the
> > same fashion. Basically the car runs fine and everything works
> > correctly when the engine is WARM and with either (yellow or blue)
> > coolant temp sensor plugged-in. Seemingly because I don't need the
> > glow plugs to start the car when the engine is already warm. The
> > problem is a cold start, the glow plugs won't cycle and the engine
> > won't start without them - unless I unplug the temp sensor and the glow
> > plugs cycle 'as they should'.
> > Does anyone have a thought about what could be wrong? And, is anyone
> > using a different temp sensor for this engine? I can't remember if
> > this is related, but the brake lights are ok.
> > Jon
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