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    Default Hi from sunny Cornwall

    hello, picked up a black 2005 Vectra club 1.9cdti 8v yesterday...love it.

    only problem with it is, that starting is really sluggish.

    Glow plugs on order...failing that new battery as this one is 7 years old...failing that starter motor...failing that....god knows.

    Cheers

    Alex

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    Welcome to the forum, glow plugs would indeed be your first port of call. Does it start ok after the engine has warmed up? Have you tried re-cycling the start sequence to get extra heat into the plugs, switch ignition on, wait till glow plugs light goes out, switch ignition off and on again etc, does it start first time then? If not, then it may not be the glow plugs and something else?

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    no, the squiggly bit litterally flicks on and then staright off....starts slightly better if the engine is properly warmed up. Plugs are ordered so will see what happens once they are fitted and then move on to the next suggestion.

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    Hi - just joined! and just bought another Veccy .... 19 SRI cdti ...

    have the same problem .... have to let the glow plugs warm ... turn the key half way 6 times when its cold .... i think i need to change them ... perhaps something to do over the weekend while the queen goes surfing on the thames .... oh and I need to change the resistor pack .... something I have never done before so have no idea where to start .... there must be a post with pics for that!

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    hi mate and welcome

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    Hello and to vec c m8

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    Hi and welcome, Am not far away in Angarrack.

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    Welcome mate, I've just come back from holiday in St ives, lovely place but full of big hills which my car didn't like, it broke down on the 3rd day. My EGR valve died.

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    welcome to vec-c mate.

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