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    have just got a vauxhall vectra 2.0 DTI and I am having problems starting it on a morning. I have had it into a garage and there said that the heater plugs are o.k but the leak off pipes need changing so there did that but is just the same.
    This is the first derv car I have had please can someone help !!
    As it got any thing to do with there is know pre-heating light coming on well it did on thursday and it started know probs I AM SICK HELLLLP PLEASE !!!!!!!

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    Injector seals will be the best bet, very common problem..

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    Next most common thing after the leak off pipes is the Seals.

    Should be fine when they're done.

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    If it hasn't had the leak off pipe modification done make sure you park your car facing down hill.

    If you park the car facing up hill and leave it for more than a couple of hours it will be a pig to start, DTi engines are notorious for this unfortunately I found this out the hard way.

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    So that's break this down a little.

    The leak off pipes have been changed
    When the glow plug light illuminates on the dash the engine starts (after waiting for the light goes out of course)
    When the glow plug lamp doesn't illuminate it won't start / takes ages to crank over? Any white smoke and smelling of diesel whilst cranking for a long time?


    To me, it sounds like the glow plug control isn't working correctly, either the controller or the sensor to instruct operation. Does the temp gauge work OK? Next time the light doesn't come on in the morning, pay close attention to what happens when you crank and post the details.
    Have you tried turning off and trying again for the glow plug light?

    Have you had a multi meter on the glow plug connections to check for power and operation? Are all GP working?

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    My glow plug light only comes on around 5.5*c or if the car has been stood more than a day it will come on at 10*c.
    For the sake of £10 replace the coolant sensor & work from there.
    hth

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    the temp gauge dose take its time to move ie after 10 miles or so

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    A 2.0DTi with good compression will start no bother with no working glowplugs. Maybe 5 seconds at most cranking then it'll fire, even in cold temps.

    Sounds like the leakoff pipes either havn't been replaced, or done incorrectly.

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