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    Default hello i'm new

    hi hello to all

    i've just arrived and i'm from northern ireland

    i have a vectra 1.9 cdti 120 that is proving difficult to start when cold

    i need help

    could some kind person tell me where on this site i should post a detailed enquiry

    thank you

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    do you have a car spanner light upon start up
    I suspect glow plugs need changing.

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    hello //////////////////////// welcome ................

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    difficult to start when cold

    hi glow plugs have been checked and are ok
    car drives great when i get it started
    also had it checked with diagnostics guy and all is clear but it still is difficult to start when cold
    a wee run down the driveway in forward or reverse and it fires up ok
    its a 2006 vectra 1.9 cdti 120 genuine 95k miles and only one previous owner

    any help would be greatly appreciated

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    The 120 CDTi is known for cold start issues in cold weather.

    Battery, starter motor, glow plugs, and thermostat temp sensor are the usual culprits for this issue

    Also a good clean of the EGR and boost sensor, and new fuel and air filters



    Also ...........................

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    Welcome aboard matey

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    vectra hard to get started

    hi thanks for your help

    i have done all the things that you mentioned i even put new starter on

    still difficult to start but drives 100% when i get it started

    any more suggestions thanks again

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    Welcome! Where abouts in Norn Iron?

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    oh by thw way welcome to the forum man,check out the NI section & put your name down on the members list



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    welcome barney..............

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