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MK 2/3/4/5) 2.5Di wont start when cold

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MK 2/3/4/5) 2.5Di wont start when cold

Postby Example Post » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:15 pm

My 2.5 Di wont start on cold mornings :!: it has been fine all summer but whenever its cold it wont start :(
do you think it will be the glowplugs :?:
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Postby stevo » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:31 pm

Mk5 2.5Di has no glow plugs, this is the same on 99% of UK Mk5's very few were fitted with glow plugs :!:
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Postby bogdoff2france » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:19 am

I will be very interested in this as my newly aquired transit I know has this problem. The winter can be short but sharp here. The previous owner is a friend and we tried to find the reason last winter, even putting a new battery on it.

The only thought I had as it doesnt have glow plugs or any pre-heating device that I can see, is if the earth was in poor condition. :? But this is more relavent to a petrol not a diesel.

Please please find an answer or the old peugeot will be pressed into action once the frosts come.
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Postby Luke » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:39 pm

First thing i would do assuming the battery is good, is check all the battery connections :!: ie. the main battery to starter motor one and the earth to engine and earth to body :!:

also if the oil hasn't been changed for a while change that and fit a new oil filter :D
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Postby AndyG » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:06 am

And after that little lot, I would check the tappets :idea: 'cause if they are either too tight or too loose it will affect the compression and or what volume of air gets compressed :wink:

:idea: An oil and filter change before the sharp frost sets in, is always a good idea :D (makes it lighter for the starter motor when trying to start :wink: )
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Postby sam l » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:27 pm

I also have this problem. I park on a hill!

I've also bought a booster from machinemart which is my backup . . .

When my batteries are fully charged from the mains and brought out to the van it will start in any weather, but (even not very) depleted batteries won't start it when it's very cold.
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Postby peteranthony » Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:27 pm

sam l wrote:I also have this problem. I park on a hill!

I've also bought a booster from machinemart which is my backup . . .

When my batteries are fully charged from the mains and brought out to the van it will start in any weather, but (even not very) depleted batteries won't start it when it's very cold.

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Postby barry peach » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:44 pm

try holding in the cold start on the pump and get some 1 2 start it
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Postby anglebox » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:05 pm

i had same problem with my transit.started all day,but not on cold winter mornings.tried all the usual stuff.then one night bout midnight i stuck in another starter motor.as soon as i turned it over i knew problem was solved.next morning and every other morning was fine.would never have suspected the starter tho.
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Postby MrMPuk » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:09 pm

A new starter normally fixes it because it's the connection to the starter that is normally dodgy, if you clean the old one up and put it back I bet it works! :wink:
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Re: non starter

Postby john l penny » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:28 pm

barry peach wrote:try holding in the cold start on the pump and get some 1 2 start it
Hi Barry, forgive my ignorance but where is the cold start on the injection pump???please
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Re: non starter

Postby gemini » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:29 pm

john l penny wrote:
barry peach wrote:try holding in the cold start on the pump and get some 1 2 start it
Hi Barry, forgive my ignorance but where is the cold start on the injection pump???please
:? :?


what year is your transit John
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Re: non starter

Postby john l penny » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:33 am

gemini wrote:
john l penny wrote:
barry peach wrote:try holding in the cold start on the pump and get some 1 2 start it
Hi Barry, forgive my ignorance but where is the cold start on the injection pump???please
:? :?


what year is your transit John
:D barry it is a 1996 2.5 di 76 ps with a bosch pump
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Postby djswampy » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:31 am

MrMPuk wrote:A new starter normally fixes it because it's the connection to the starter that is normally dodgy, if you clean the old one up and put it back I bet it works! :wink:



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Re: non starter

Postby gemini » Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:55 am

gemini wrote:
john l penny wrote:what year is your transit John
:D barry it is a 1996 2.5 di 76 ps with a bosch pump[/quote]

Barry :shock: yours doesnt have a cable for the cold start its internal
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