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Starting issues possibly glow plugs? 2.0TDI

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by garuf, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. garuf
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    Hi, my car seems be struggling a bit to start up, when i turn the key it usually tries to turn over once or twice before it actually starts. Does it sound like it is worth changing my plugs?
    Cheers.
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    its summer, it wont use them anyway

    vcds scan will spot dead ones
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    Could be a weak battery; most garages will perform a free drop test on it
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    This happened to my car literally last week, N8 scanned and it came back with no errors.... got a battery charge checked, was completly fubar.

    Replaced the battery with a new one with more power Bosch S4 - Cars been fine since if not better!!! :)
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    I have the same problem mate,when the weather is hot then the car start fine. I have scanned the car with vcd and it came back with 2 glow plugs error. I had them replaced but the car still taking 4-5 seconds to start so I don't known what is wrong with the car. I haven't test my battery yet but it may be worth to try:)) Let me known how it goes on your car :)
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    I work at halfrauds at the min so I'll get the battery tester on it next time I'm in. Cheers for the advice.
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    Check battery first.

    If battery ok then likely culprit is starter motor a common reason for slow hot starting.
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