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Hard to start when cold

When the engine is cold it turns for a long time before starting or it may not start at all. The second time I turn the key it starts like it's new.

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    Have the same problem, I have done a complete tune up:spark plugs, wires, rotor, cap. The first time it was having problems starting I replaced the FPR and took care of it, a couple a months later takes longer to start but fuel pressure is fine. Still trying to find out

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I m having problems to start the car espeacilly in the morning i hve to crank hard , it start to pick up slowly i dnt to rev , because if i do it cuts engine wat cold be the problem .


So many possibilities, but I'd guess a fuel pressure problem. Before starting it next time turn the key to on for a few seconds, then off, then on a few seconds, then start. If it starts better you have a weak fuel pump or the fuel pressure is bleeding off somewhere.

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The way the newer systems work the engine spins at least a few turns while the computer checks everything for correct readings. In the old days it was "cool" to be able to reach in and "bump" the key and have the car start. It meant you had the car tuned perfectly. Now the vehicle computer will not turn fuel on until it is happy with readings. One trick you can try is turn key to full on position and let it sit for a second or two before turning key the rest of the way to crank. This allows the system a second to do it's checking without wasting power cranking. Had Nissan that was just like this. Just wait a few beats before turn to full crank. You can also listen for fuel pump whine in that few seconds, and then hopefully whine to stop when pressure hits full. If whine never stops fuel pump may be getting weak. If you can get access to higher end code reader you can also check for "pending" codes that may be showing up sometimes (holding start up) but then working (so engine finally fires).

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One way to test for this condition without any tools is like this:
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The best is to turn the key on to the run position for a few seconds then back off then back to run and then start. This cycles the fuel pump and sends a good supply of fuel up to the injectors. Also do not rev the engine excessively until it has warmed up to allow oil to flow good.
Good luck, dont forget to rate.

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oh oh oh, thats why father christmas uses a horse,,,
dieal engines dont get very good starting when its realy cold,,,
the heater light may go out but are they getting realy hot???? if not it wont start very well, my trick is give it twice the heat turn the kye to pre heat when the light go's out very quikly turn it off and back to pre heat again,,, when you have dont this the second time start her up,,,
now watch her go??? the heater relay should hold the heaters on for a minuet or so even though the light has gone out, so your could be fulty and it turning them off to soon, and a biseal with out heat is a dead duck if its cold,,,do as i all ways do if its cold,,,,twice the heat then start her up, it takes far less out of the battery that cranking up twice

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I have a Mazda B2200 from 1985, which has the same R2 diesel motor, and I had this same problem, which was exacerbated by the cold of winter....even here in a mild Melbourne.

Each time you turn the ignition on, the QSS (Quick Start System) powers up the glow plugs for about three seconds. This recycles again about three times, then.....nothing. The QSS reckons that you ought to have the bugger running by now!

In my desperation, I located the cable to the four glow plugs, and ran a second wire from the battery (+) via a push-button switch which I installed on the dash. This is my glow-plug BOOST circuit.

Now, when I want to start from c-c-c-cold, I push the button (with the ignition on) for about ten or fifteen seconds, which gives the glow plugs a goodly time to heat up the combustion chamber, and when I hit the starter, she usually fires up with a rattle, and a cloud of grey exhaust smoke.

BINGO!

(Of course, once the motor has warmed up, there is no need to use this BOOST circuit, for the combustion chambers are already hot enough to detonate the injected fuel.)

Have a go at it, as I know that it works!

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