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    8 9.30%
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    2 2.33%
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    ignition take to fire up the engine on a vectra diesel, mines a 1.9cdti sri 150 but general diesel question, post your variant if you would like to
    i do not mean the turning of the key
    reason i ask is i changed my glow plugs and its still taking 2 but mainly 3 times before it kicks in, is this right? i know petrols are much quicker but thoughts appreciated
    also being warmer will it affect it in general as the glow plug is not used as much???? noob i know before anyone pipes up lol

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    if the engine takes a few crank overs to start remove induction pipe and spray alittle bit of wd40 around the butterfly vlave then fire her back up

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    Without going out and trying, mine goes on second or third as well, neve thought anything of it. Fires up a lot faster than the lad across the roads motorbike lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugger434 View Post
    if the engine takes a few crank overs to start remove induction pipe and spray alittle bit of wd40 around the butterfly vlave then fire her back up
    ok, but im not sure i know where you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunsen1 View Post
    ignition take to fire up the engine on a vectra diesel, mines a 1.9cdti sri 150 but general diesel question, post your variant if you would like to
    i do not mean the turning of the key
    reason i ask is i changed my glow plugs and its still taking 2 but mainly 3 times before it kicks in, is this right? i know petrols are much quicker but thoughts appreciated
    also being warmer will it affect it in general as the glow plug is not used as much???? noob i know before anyone pipes up lol
    I use to start mine when glow plug symble goes out and it was starting after engine turned over 2 or 3 times.... I found if I waited another 2 seconds it fires instantly..... I think its due to the fuel pressure from pump needs more time to build pressure.... give it a try ....like to know if its same with yours?

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    will give it a a few trys to find a pattern

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    anyone have any other ideas about speeding it up, i notice in the poll a most are 1 and 2-3 joint
    what do you guys with votes of 1 think?

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    The glow plugs wont be in use in this temperature. I put the key in, don't even wait for the glow plug light and crank it straight of and it fires almost straight away, the engine may turn over once but its pretty instant for me. Its a Fiat by the way but the same engine as the 120 Vecs. What has transformed it is the battery, I put a higher spec one in than was fitted at the factory and even in the winter it now fires brilliantly.

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    mines starts very well 2 turns, very rarely see the glow plug light on dash. 2.2dti

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    Mine always fires up within 2 or 3 turns. Always first time. Even on a freezing morning without using the glowplugs

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