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Golf TDI 1998 problem with cold start

my golf is very hard to start in the morning recently. . when hot it is one crank and it goes, but cold start needs several cranking up. In the mornings or after few hours when the engine is cold i have noticed an air bubble as long as 3/4 inch in the see through pipe diesel pipe running between the fuel filter campartment and the engine. Is this normal. i havent changed the glow plugs yet .Any ideas please.?
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  • aelyassi Oct 17, 2008

    hi got the problem sorted. well kind of

    found out that no juice was getting to the glow plugs. fuses were fine as well. the earth from the glow plug switch didn't work. the switch is above the gas pedal it is number 130 printed on it. i got a wire from its earth put a switch button on it and connected the other end to car body for earth. in mornings just press and hold the button for 2 second and the car starts with first crank

  • diku_118 Feb 08, 2009

    My golf wont start when cold
    i changed the glow plugs and the water sensor but the same thing
    Plus i have put a new battery but useless
    i cant figure it out whats the problem even i put in a new glow plug relew


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Hi change the glow plugs and no its not normall there should be no air in the system it is either sucking air or it has not been bled properly last time system was worked on usually when changing the fiter check the whole system for signs of leaks if non found bled the system until you get rid of them yates210456

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  • paul yates Oct 17, 2008

    hi well done pleased your on your way it sounds like its the timer relay you have found its common if theres no live at the glow plugs yates210456


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