> > Got a starting problem on my `95 306 Dturbo. To clear things
> up first,
> > i have replaced glow plugs with genuine ones (tested them
> too, all ok)
> > , performed cylinder head leakage test (All Ok) . It has a
> brand new
> > Bosch battery on also.
> > out lots of white smoke (unburnt diesel?) if i leave the
> light to go
> > out and leave a further 10seconds it will fire straight up
> with no
> > smoke or misfire. When the engine is warm it will chug and
> fire up
> > anywhere from 3 cranks to maybe 10 cranks, and chucks out
> clean white
> > smoke but no misfire. Sometimes it can fire up perfect. If
> the car is
> Strange, it has all the signs of duff glow plugs.
> Have you checked you have power on all of them ?
> Another point is, if you checked the resistance of them, I'm
> affraid that
> low-cost multimeters are inaccurate with low values.
> The behavior you describe (i.e waiting a little after the
> light goes off and
> starts fine) is pretty common.
> These cars (like any car for 20 years or so) have a PPR-box
> chauffe Rapide - fast Pre-Post Glowing), this means that the
> glow plugs'
> control box supplies them for about 10s (yellow light on), and
> for some time
> after the light goes off (some seconds). You can hear the
> relay click when
> you turn the key on, and click another time a little while
> after the light
> is off (usually 5-10s). The second click is the relay
> deactivation - this is
> only here the plugs are off.
> It may also be caused by some air into the fuel circuit, but
> usually causes
> a "constant" starting problem. My brother's '91 205 has
> developped such a
> fault when it is parked for a while (some weeks).
> 205 Diesel & turbo-Diesel : www.205d.com
Thanks, i had a suspision of the glow plugs . I have tested all the
glow plugs before fitted, sent a live to them, watching the tips glow,
tested ohms etc (used works trustworthy multimeter)... also cleaned up
the contact areas on the rail to the plugs! Should i take a gamble on
taking my diesel pump off? They didnt seem to sure.
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