When starting car first time in the morning..... it takes between 6 and
10 attempts before the engine fires into life.
Engine turns over once the key is turned on and released. But this
takes as mentioned about 6 or 10 tries before the engine actually
Once warmed up, the car restarts first touch of the key, and runs
Just hard to start when cold.
ML270 2002 94k km's
Never had any need in the past to let the glow plug light go out. It
used to start first touch of the key.
The glow plug light comes on for a second when the ignition key is
turned to the 'on' position then goes out.
Apparently if the glow plug light comes on while the engine is running,
then I need to look at changing glow plug/s.
I've owned a 220 D in Illionois. In the winter it was a bi****ch to
start. New Glow plaugs and all that.
You may want to check the battery. Then the compression. For diesels
these must be almost perfect. Also, in your locality, do they sell
winter grade diesel? That too helps.
This car is new enough where it should be a given but synthetic oil
makes a HUGE difference in winter starting.
Winter grade diesel should be automatic; if it's cold where you live they'll
have switched back in Novermber.
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Battery checks out OK. It's the middle of summer here at the moment, so
cold weather is not an issue.
Just had the oil changed three weeks ago... yes it's synthetic.
I appreciate the input though.... thanks.
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