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Starting a diesel when cold
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:
How much is the fish?
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.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

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My handbook says to wait for the glowplug light to go off before starting.

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


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

As Andre says, if cold, operate the glow plugs two ot three times before trying to start
The colder it is the longer the light stays on you have to WAIT until it has gone off.
They also say you should press the clutch in for easier starting :O)
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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