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    Default Drain Fuel Filter 1.9 Cdti 120 2006

    Had a cold starting problem for a while and tried to do this operation. (Z19DT engine).
    Couldn't see how to release filter from it's cage, but anyway undid the drain valve a turn or so. At first the system was not pressurised (i.e. car stood for a day or three) no water coming out, but a hissing as if air is going in, but worried about having to re-prime, so didn't let it hiss for too long. Afterwards it seemed to start a bit better. I then did the same, but with system pressurised (i.e. after running and then stopping the engine) nothing comes out when the drain is opened.

    Now it is warm weather I don't think I can blame the glow plugs. Starting problems always occur if car standing for a while, even if I let the pump fully pressurize first. Always OK once it has been run for a bit.

    Any ideas or explanations gratefully received?

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    Welcome to the club -What mileage have you done - could be the starter motor starting to wear as they get older they start to turn the engine over at a slower speed insufficient to start the engine as it should do - there are loads of posts on this if you do a search

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcutler View Post
    Welcome to the club -What mileage have you done - could be the starter motor starting to wear as they get older they start to turn the engine over at a slower speed insufficient to start the engine as it should do - there are loads of posts on this if you do a search
    Thanks for the suggestion. Car has only done 50K, and I tend to do mostly long journeys, will follow that one up anyway when I am sure it's not some sort of starvation problem. It seems to crank OK, catch and then falter several times.

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    Just for info, priming the fuel system on the 1.9 is not a problem. Even with a filter replacement, you need only turn the ignition a couple of steps to get the fuel pump on (you'll hear gurgling and whining a bit), then back off, repeat until no gurgling and you're ok to start.
    Still, this doesn't help you with the problem - follow alcutler for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselWig View Post
    Just for info, priming the fuel system on the 1.9 is not a problem. Even with a filter replacement, you need only turn the ignition a couple of steps to get the fuel pump on (you'll hear gurgling and whining a bit), then back off, repeat until no gurgling and you're ok to start.
    Still, this doesn't help you with the problem - follow alcutler for that!
    Thanks, that takes a bit of pressure off! I suppose I could let it bleed air until it stops and see what happens. I am not absolutely sure it's taking air in, might be letting it out!

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