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    Hi, my friend has a 03 plate 2.0Dti and is experiencing difficulty to get it started when its cold. Now when cold it can take 5 - 10 mins of cranking to get her going, but once shes warm she is fine. He has been to the parts dept at the local vx dealer and they suggested checking the leak off pipes and sold him some o-rings for the injectors saying they are a common fault too. I would appreciate any help regarding this matter if anyone has experienced any similar problems like this could you let me know any ideas you have for sorting this matter thanx paul

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    Leak off pipes or preheaters, though I'm swinging more towards the pipes as the DTi will start pretty well with no preheaters unless it's very, very cold.

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    Hi, so what is the actual fault with the leak off pipes as we have checked them and they dont seem to be leaking, do they draw air in do u know? our friend is a technician and is working on the car, he has had the air box lid off and has squirted ac90 into it and it starts straight away and is fine all day long???

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    when it's cold in the morning is the glow plug light showing on the dash

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    Nope

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    sorry i mis understood the question, thought u meant was there a warning light on the dash, as to what u asked im not too sure im a friend of the technician whos looked at it so i dont really know the guy whos car it is, hes a taxi driver.. i can find out the answer to that and get back to u

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    I had similar probs a couple of weeks ago

    a good way to test the system is unplug the coolant sensor, this will bring the glow plug light on, fire the car up & then plug the sensor back in.

    If my car has been stood for more than a day, the glow plugs will come on @ 10*c, if it's only been stood over night,the plugs come on around 5*c

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    Glow plug light on dash should illuminate for a few seconds, now it's turned a bit colder on the morning start up. Looks like an orange light with a 'coil of wire' image

    The leak off pipes are little rubber pipes going from injector to injector and sometime deteriorate over time and let air in. This causes fuel to drain back and hence starting issues - especially when parked 'nose up' on an incline. Usually results in prolonged cranking and some white smoke (not to be confused with steam) and is very smelly of diesel aerosol.

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