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When my car is cold it does not want to first kick when I turn the key to start, I have to turn the engine three time or four time before it can start

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Not enough info, sonny, but try having the fuel pressure checked

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Also try cycling the key three or four times before you crank the engine, This will prime the fuel line better and maybe it will start right up.
These simple test might pinpoint the issue towards fuel related.
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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.


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


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