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Starting a diesel when cold
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Ok, I know this is a dumb question, but this is the first diesel I´ve owned.

When the glowplug light comes on, do you start the car while it´s still lit or wait for it to go out? Confusedcratch:
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#2
On my mom's old VW Golf one waited until the light went out before starting. My B9 doesn't have a glow plug light but I wait a couple of seconds in any case.
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#3
My handbook says to wait for the glowplug light to go off before starting.

Doc..
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(15-01-2012, 04:46 PM)Drew Wrote:  My handbook says to wait for the glowplug light to go off before starting.

Doc..

We'd do it three times then start if it was the first start in the morning.
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#5
Wait for it to go off.

As Andre says, if cold, operate the glow plugs two ot three times before trying to start
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#6
The colder it is the longer the light stays on you have to WAIT until it has gone off.
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#7
They also say you should press the clutch in for easier starting :O)
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#8
In very cold conditions, I wait for the light to go out, then wait a further 10 seconds or so - always starts first time
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