Glow plugs are there to provide easy starts AND less smoke upon start
up. Your car's motor may seem to start with out waiting for the glow
plugs' cycle to complete but the glow plugs are heating anyway.
In fact the new motors continue the "glowing" for an additional minute
or so after the motor is running to reduce emissions.
So, to sum it up: just start a CDI without preheating. Even if the GP's
are heating they might do so for a shorter period of time if the engine
is also running (I guess they are temperature controlled).
Thank you for clearing this up!
PS: the manual then is probably a bit dated. :-)
I just had a (Fiat) td on hire for a fortnight. I kept forgetting to look
at the pre-heat light and started like in a petrol-engined vehicle. Only
had a hiccup once because I turned the key further immediately immediately,
as opposed to just 1 - 2 s immediately.
Complete difference to my old regular non-turbo (Merc) diesel of 25 years
For direct replies replace nospam with schmetterling
"Robert Klemme" < email@example.com> wrote in message
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.