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Engine Starts every time - on the second attempt!

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Offline SuperClusterF

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Hello All!

So, I got myself a 2015 GD with the 1.6 CRDI, had it since new

It's been regularly serviced every 15Mm or 9,500 miles, and has just passed its 152 Megametre or 94,000 Milestone

The car has always started with minimal cranking, like less than a second to fire up

Over the last couple of months though, it's started to exhibit an unusual, mostly consistent behaviour

I'll crank it for two or three seconds with no joy, then retry after a momentary delay, when it'll start up right away, again with less than a second's turnover

The recent weather has been unusually warm for the time of year, around 12C before a recent drop, but the issue has been around longer than the morning frost

I do have a rudimentary scan tool, which is showing no errors, altough the battery is momentarily dropping to 10V during cranking

Any and all suggestions gratefully received, it's very much a head scratcher!

Kind Regards,


  • 1.6 crdi

Offline Lorian

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    • gb United Kingdom

  • Midlands, UK N-Line T-GDi

Offline mrexcitement

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    • au Australia
Yep agree most likely glow plugs if it's not the 80 amp fuse , I just changed mine , very easy to do , see here :link: Changed my glow plugs 2010 I30 FD CRDI

Offline jfdelacruz

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    • ph Philippines
      Paranaque City, Manilla
it can also be a fuel pressure issue. (first start, not enough pressure).

Experienced this just last week with a Peugeot 2.0HDi engine. The fuel filter on that one was sucking air and let into the fuel system - but no fuel leak.
  • 2011 FDe i30 1.6 CRDi 6M/T

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