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engine slow to turn over

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by a3guy, Aug 11, 2006.

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    [Aug 11, 2006]
    my 2.0tdi seems to take a lifetime to fire up compared to the 1.9 i had

    strange as this does not happen if the weather is hot.

    sounds like something related to fuel temp


    any ideas
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    Mines ok in both hot and cold weather.
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    Take it in. Could be the glow plug is on its last legs.
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    My thing has started being a bit of a pain too.
    It used to start at the merest turn of the key.
    Now it needs to turn over a few times,like a reluctant petrol car.
    It's also started 'missing' and 'stuttering' when cold,on a constant (light) throttle too.
    Whilst the former could be the glowplugs,I don't know what the latter could be ?
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    [Aug 14, 2006]
    Mine also doesn't start as youthfully as it used to...due a service in the next 800miles so I'll get them to look at it then.
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