I have come to the conclusion that perhaps the glow plugs are ok and the
relay is ok, it clicks on and off after about 10 seconds.
Once the car has started if I turn it off straight and try and start again,
it will. I am guessing that it is an air leak? Is there a hand primer pump
on peugeot 1.9 turbo diesel engines? Or is there a common seal that needs
replacing after a while?
Yes it is in the form of a rubber bulb. Squeeze it to see how soft it is. Do
this before starting for the first time, if soft pump up hard and start. If
it is better, then you do have a leak somewhere. If it is the same, then you
have a glow plug relay fault. Just because you can hear it clicking, doesn't
mean that it is passing power.
Exactly, you should be getting about 10 or 11 volts on the terminal on each
glow plug, depending on the state of the battery. If it is much lower than
this, then suspect the relay contacts, or a wiring connection fault.
If you find that the relay is getting hot, or any part of that section of
the wiring loom, then you have a high resistance issue.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.