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    Hi all, i have a 2004 vectra 1.9 8v which is difficult to start when cold! I wait for the glow plug light to go out which makes no difference, when it does start it will blow out smoke for a few seconds. The rest of the day car will start fine and drives ok, no warning lights/ limp mode.

    I am thinking glow plug issue but i have heard that faulty glow plugs throw up warning lights?

    Any help is very welcome

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    Glow plugs are the first thing, yes. You need to plug it in, to confirm this. Or does the oil can light stay on for a little while after cold starting?

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    Yes oil light does stay on for approx 4 to 5 secs after first start up, the rest of the day it goes out as soon as car starts

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    There you go then. GLOW PLUGS

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    Thanks for the help will look into getting these changed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopar Man View Post
    Glow plugs are the first thing, yes. You need to plug it in, to confirm this. Or does the oil can light stay on for a little while after cold starting?
    why woudl the oil can light stay on if you had faulty glow plugs?
    do not doubt you at all because its a handy tip but just wondered why?
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    I've replaced glow plugs, battery, alternator, leak-off pipes, fuel filter all to no avail.

    I believe it may need a none-return valve on the fuel line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeBe View Post
    I've replaced glow plugs, battery, alternator, leak-off pipes, fuel filter all to no avail.

    I believe it may need a none-return valve on the fuel line.
    In your case, i would possibly looking at the primary pump. Try turning the ignition on, when cold for a few seconds, on and of three or four times, to prime the system. Listen for the pump, each time you do this. And then see if it starts better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brimfull View Post
    Hi all, i have a 2004 vectra 1.9 8v which is difficult to start when cold! I wait for the glow plug light to go out which makes no difference, when it does start it will blow out smoke for a few seconds. The rest of the day car will start fine and drives ok, no warning lights/ limp mode.

    I am thinking glow plug issue but i have heard that faulty glow plugs throw up warning lights?

    Any help is very welcome
    See my thread here,
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=156342
    follow the start up guide to see if it applies to your problem.

    Please add this > wont fire first time: to each line of test procedure.

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    Hi Guys, I'm having the same issues as described above. I have come to the conclusion that the fuel is running back due to a compromised fuel pipe drawing in air. Mine will start providing i prime the pump 2-3 times (i'm guessing the first prime only pushes air through the injectors) if i hold it on the starter it will eventually fire, but it's putting a lot of stress on the starter. I'm going to fit a non return in the fuel line (rather than replacing the lines & housing) as it is £105 just for the diesel filter housing alone, Does anyone have experience of fitting the non return? If so what is the inside diameter of the fuel line? I was getting the little puff of white smoke (unburnt diesel) but only when i was applying a little bit of throttle on starting.

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