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    can anyone tell me what is the correct way to start a 1.9 diesel foot down on accelarator or foot off ?

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    foot off, turn the key so all lights light up, wait a few seconds for glow plugs, then turn another click to fire it up,
    if it then idles jumpy give it a few revs, (it will smoke doing this)

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    It should start foot off mate - it's an electronic throttle so I've no idea if pressing it down before the engine fires up actually does anything...

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    don't you just turn the key until the dash lights come on ,,

    then wait for the coil light to go out ..

    then turn key fully to start engine ..

    no need to have foot on accelerator ..

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    As said, foot off, wait until glow plug light is extinguished as this puts unnecessary strain on them otherwise.

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    Depress clutch when starting too. It's in the manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    Depress clutch when starting too. It's in the manual.
    Which will help save the duel mass flywheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    As said, foot off, wait until glow plug light is extinguished as this puts unnecessary strain on them otherwise.

    Gazza4
    Don't start the engine until diagnostics have completed and the associated warning lights have gone out (ABS, EML, TC/ESP (if you have it), POWER STEERING FAULT LIGHT, OIL LEVEL ).

    On the facelift on starting only the 3 red lights in the bottom left corner (OIL BATTERY & HANDBRAKE (if applied) and the EMISSIONS light in the top right hand corner left are lit, and should go out on starting (and handbrake light when you release the handbrake).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Which will help save the duel mass flywheel.
    That's handy to know, I haven't heard of that

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    By putting your foot on the clutch you take away the rotating mass off the flywheel.

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