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    Hi all,

    New member here, recently bought a Vectra DTi (2004 Design).

    Basically, when I start the car, it takes quite a lot of cranking and foot on accelerator to get it going, although when the car is parked at an angle (i.e. one side on kerb, or facing downwards) it starts straight away. Also, I was coming home at 5am once and it was freezing cold, around 2 degrees and it started straight away. I presume the glow plugs are fine.

    Can anybody shed any light on this? The car will be going to get repaired soon but I just want to know what fellow Vectra owners think.

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    ok here goes.....first off when starting from cold does the car spanner light stay on for about 45 seconds then go out? if so then your glowplugs aint working properly. one or more are fubberd

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    Injector Leak-off pipes, check for splits, cos if it starts fine parked facing downhill, that's where i'd look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signum-Steve View Post
    ok here goes.....first off when starting from cold does the car spanner light stay on for about 45 seconds then go out? if so then your glowplugs aint working properly. one or more are fubberd
    No. When starting from freezing cold winter temperature it starts perfect with no problems. It's just when it's not freezing or if I go somewhere, switch it off for around an hour and come back. I have to keep the key turned and foot down and it'll eventually start. White smoke also comes out from the exhaust, visible from rear view mirror. When it's actually on, it's fine.

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    maybe crank sensor starting to fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmcuk View Post
    maybe crank sensor starting to fail.
    Would only generally present itself if the engine was hot

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    How much would you expect to pay to get the leak off pipes sorted? Including labour?

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    about £10-20 for the tubing and t-pieces, maybe 30 mins labour?

    Can be done DIY

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDerv View Post
    about £10-20 for the tubing and t-pieces, maybe 30 mins labour?

    Can be done DIY

    Thanks

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    Leak off pipes.

    There's also a software update available for the 2.0 DTi that changes the glow plug timings.



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