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    Default cdti cold start cured.

    hi, i've been having problems starting my 1.9cdti 120 lately on cold start, i've had to do 2-3 pre-heats prior to starting or it would be difficult to get her to fire up, like many of you i've suspected a weak glow plug or dodgy injector, i did replace the battery which cured it for a short while.

    Anyway just before xms my alternator died which i replaced & since then it has started 1st time every time, the frosty mornings over the last few days has been the real test for it, so all of you that are at your wits ends with cold starting issues you might want to think about getting your alternator checked out.

    Cheers.

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    Mine seems the same going to change the plugs and see if that helps

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    If you doubt the alternator, get the car started, run it up to ~2000revs whilst checking the voltage across the battery (£10 multi meter will do the trick) - should be near around 13.5-14.5V. If near 12V, your alternator may well be knackered.

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    Possible glow plug or egr issue

    We had an astra same problem...cold start took ages, run a diag found egr sticking

    We ended up doing a egr delete plate and remap to.stop eml coming on. Saved buying a new valve!

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    Well am hopefully picking the car up today so will have a quick check

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    Oddly, I've had cold start issues for 4 months too, but on freezing cold mornings it starts first rotation, this morning, -2 when I headed out for golf, fired straight up, last weekend, when temperature was closer to 10, as usual it took 6 or 7 rotations before it fired.

    I don't get a glo plug, I don't see fluctuations in lights or anything, so don't suspect power/alternator issues (if there were it wouldn't start at sub zero temps either), EGR cleaner, upper manifold cleaned, so I'm at an odds, I don't mind, atleast in the cold it starts, just annoying I sit there for 10seconds afterwork trying to start my car, when it is in a covered car park too.

    So not all symptoms so easy to cure.

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    Been having the same issue with my 150, soon at Temp hits below 3 deg nightmair to start got to point of draining battery dead, had it checked over and got the starter stripped and cleaned out, it was full of crap and up to now had no problems, but as it looks like a few days of frosty weather could be a case of only time will tell it its a permanent fix...

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    How hard is it to clean your egr valve?

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    Default Easy, really, even if you're not used to spanners!

    You've probably already sorted this by now, but the EGR is really easy to clean - there is a How2 on this site too.
    The EGR is situated on the rear of the engine block and needs the inlet and outlet hoses removing (2 bolts each) and then the 3 M13 mounting bolts removed. With the EGR off, you can remove the solenoid (4 small bolts) and clean out the EGR body, ensuring it moves freely once finished - you will need a suitable cleaning spray for this, so either carb or brake cleaner works well.
    What many forget to check is that the solenoid pin is moving freely - if this doesn't push in easily then the solenoid barrel can be punched out from the connector end once a small hole has been drilled.
    Anyway, if you've not already sorted this, find and follow the How2. All you will need is a couple of hours (absolute max!), a socket set with suitable bits (Torx I think) and a couple of gaskets to replace the ones you disturb on the inlet and outlet from the EGR body.
    Don't pay out the £120+ for a new one; it really is easy and you'll probably need to do it again in the future if you do short journeys which contribute to the carbon build up.
    Good luck!

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    Default Oh, and the gaskets....

    By the way, the gaskets are generally re-usable, although I'm sure some will say they should be replaced. They cost very little anyway - they're just thin diamond shaped metal gaskets with a big hole through the centre and 2 bolt holes, one either side.

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