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    Evening everyone,
    Just a quick one, the glow plug light on my cdti 120 stays on for about 4 seconds before going out, then i start the car.
    My last car was a 56 reg fiesta 1.4 tdci and the glow plug light hardly ever came on.
    I've read that other people say they hardly see the light or it goes after about 1 second.

    Is there something wrong with mine? The temp is only 6.5 degrees C so why are the glow plugs on for 4 secs?

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    mine only comes on for about 2 seconds maybe not even that.

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    mine comes on for about 4-5 seconds first thing in the morning and hardly comes on during the day hope this helps mine is a 2ltr dti

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    ive had 5/6 seconds some mornings, my works van i had used to be on for anything up to 60 seconds, pile of crap

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    I'm lucky if I see mine. Didn't think it had one until one morning it came on for a moment as it was -1.
    I know the Astra so I dare say the same applies to my Zafira but I'd of thought the Vectra too that the pre heater starts up when you press the unlock button tempreture permitting.

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    In the morning a few seconds, from then on I hardly see it, but my car is turned off and on 10+ times a day I suppose.

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    Mine stays on for about 5-6 seconds too. TBH I never wait for them to go out anyway.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan80 View Post
    Evening everyone,
    Just a quick one, the glow plug light on my cdti 120 stays on for about 4 seconds before going out, then i start the car.
    My last car was a 56 reg fiesta 1.4 tdci and the glow plug light hardly ever came on.
    I've read that other people say they hardly see the light or it goes after about 1 second.

    Is there something wrong with mine? The temp is only 6.5 degrees C so why are the glow plugs on for 4 secs?

    Thanks

    try chasnging glow plugs? might help? worth ago?

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    I know on my Dad's Skoda it is a function test and his manual says you no longer have to wait till the light goes out rather then the old school having to wait till the light goes out before you start the engine thing. Might be worth checking the manual as it could be the same.

    Doesn't explain the different times peoples lights come on obviously, but just a thought.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan80 View Post
    Just a quick one, the glow plug light on my cdti 120 stays on for about 4 seconds before going out, then i start the car
    How old are they, or how long since they were changed?

    On all my diesels I usually have the one nearest the relay inspected once every three to four years, and if it is in poor condition I have them all replaced
    Sadly, it is not practical to do this on the V6 CDTI so I will be asking them to replace them irrespective

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