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i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« February 10, 2020, 07:58:13 »
Hi, a friend has an i30 1.6 turbo diesel 2012, it takes a lot of cranking to start from cold. i assumed it would be faulty glo plugs but i have looked at the back of the engine and cannot see anything that resembles them. Do you need to remove the exhaust heat shield to find them?
i was wondering if it is direct injection the injectors could do with injector cleaner mixed in with the fuel.
any ideas please?
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carl
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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« Reply #1 : February 10, 2020, 14:14:17 »
How many miles? Most likely the plugs, or plug relay if it only happens when cold. You might also smell diesel from the exhaust if so. And white smoke during the startup.

The plugs are quite well hidden between the engine and firewall. Look harder. There is a wire going to the plug rail from the left side of the engine. It is hold in one of the clips on top of the engine. Follow the electric wire to metal rail. Remove the rail and the glow plugs are underneath that.
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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« Reply #2 : February 10, 2020, 14:20:04 »
You can find the picture of the removed rail (and plugs) from there.

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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« Reply #3 : February 11, 2020, 04:24:36 »
hi, its got 110k miles on the clock, i will have another look for them! The 1.6 turbo diesel defiantly has glo plugs? there doesn't seem to be a glo plug light on the dashboard as an old peugot i had showed.
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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« Reply #4 : February 11, 2020, 18:53:06 »
hi, its got 110k miles on the clock, i will have another look for them! The 1.6 turbo diesel defiantly has glo plugs? there doesn't seem to be a glo plug light on the dashboard as an old peugot i had showed.
cheers for the help
carl

Definitely has glow plugs. There is a light but it doesn't stay on long in warm weather. If it's not coming on at all, maybe a fuse has blown or something.???
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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« Reply #5 : February 12, 2020, 04:29:12 »
okay thats interesting as i could not see one on the dash. What does it look like? the classic coil looking symbol?
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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« Reply #6 : February 12, 2020, 04:32:47 »
okay thats interesting as i could not see one on the dash. What does it look like? the classic coil looking symbol?
thanks
carl

Been 10 years since I've had an i30 CRDi but I think so..  :crazy1:
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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« Reply #7 : February 12, 2020, 04:57:42 »
okay thats interesting as i could not see one on the dash. What does it look like? the classic coil looking symbol?
thanks
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Been 10 years since I've had an i30 CRDi but I think so..  :crazy1:

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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
« Reply #8 : February 13, 2020, 00:08:10 »
okay thats interesting as i could not see one on the dash. What does it look like? the classic coil looking symbol?
thanks
carl
okay thats interesting as i could not see one on the dash. What does it look like? the classic coil looking symbol?
thanks
carl

Been 10 years since I've had an i30 CRDi but I think so..  :crazy1:



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On start up on the dash it will be red when warming up, then green when its warmed, then disappear shortly after. Colder it is, the longer it will take (still not long tho)



Glow plugs are a pain to get to right at the back of the engine, they will be attached to this thing :


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Re: i30 turbo diesel starting problem
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