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Similar Problem I had the glow plugs replaced. Glow plug circuit system replaced. And I had the turbo replaced. It's now at my VW dealer and their still "stumped" (dealer's word) why it has cold start problems. I'll ask about the fuel pump issue.

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  • Stuart Williams May 11, 2010

    are there any fault codes in the ecu ? Have they changed the fuel filter yet ? Regards VW Audi Tech

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    Scott Moore May 11, 2010

    I know the dealer is working on it, but if I were working on this I would start at the compression at this point. I would make sure that the engine internals are good, then look at fuel, electrical, fuel system. Ect... Also are you using a fuel addiative in cold weather, this could really help.

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Get them to check the voltage to the engine control unit when fault occurs,i had a instance when low battery volts caused the same issue.Even if crank speed is ok get them to check...

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Circuit/System Description
The glow plug controller has the ability to perform internal checks, an open or a short to ground on each of the glow plug circuits. If the glow plug controller senses a problem in a glow plug circuit, the glow plug on the affected cylinder will be disabled and the glow plug controller will send an error message to the engine control module (ECM). If this condition exists, the DTC will set.
Conditions for Setting the DTC
The glow plug controller detects that the glow plug control circuit is open, shorted to ground, or has more than 1 ohm of resistance.

Circuit/System Verification
Verify that DTC P064C is not set.
If DTC P064C is set, refer to DTC P064C.
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Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections if you cannot duplicate the conditions.
Engine running, observe the DTC information with a scan tool. DTCs P0671-P0678 should not set.
Operate the vehicle within the Conditions for Running the DTC. You may also operate the vehicle within the conditions that you observed from the Freeze Frame/Failure Records data.

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Likewise, this auxiliary source of heat from the 3 Coolant Glow Plugs is necessary because of the VW 1.9 TDI engines outstanding efficiency, which wastes very little heat.


The 3 Auxiliary Coolant Glow Plugs are located at the end of the aluminum cylinder head (in a protruding flange) directly below the vacuum (brake booster) pump, which also connects to a coolant hose.

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The 3 Auxiliary Coolant Glow Plugs use two (underhood) relays which are monitored and controlled by the ECU. During a cold start, the vehicle's interior temperature selector switch helps the ECU choose one of three modes depending on the amount of heat required to warm-up the coolant.

For example, Coolant Glow Plug #1 can be selected to operate all by itself, or #2 and #3 can operate together as a two-some, or lastly, all three glow plugs can form a triple source of heat for maximum enhancement of engine warm-up time.

After the engine is completely warmed up and the thermostat is open, the Coolant Glow Plugs normally shut-off and remain off unless the (thermally efficent) engine cools down sufficiently to have the computer signal them to come back on to keep the engine and cabin air warm. Extensive idling times at stop lights or in the driveway are scenarios where these glow plugs are most likely to recycle on and off.

In conclusion, the period of Preglow and Afterglow is determined by the engine's coolant temperature (during a cold or hot start), which helps the ECU select a predetermined time-cycle for the combustion chamber and / or Auxiliary Coolant Glow Plugs to follow.

Finally, one myth that needs to be immediately debunked, is the belief that the TDI's advanced Glow Plug System is linked to the opening of the driver's side door, which is false! It is also noteworthy to mention that some earlier VW diesel glow plug systems were operated in this manner, but not so with the advanced VW Jetta 1.9 TDI engine.

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