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01 3.2cdi starting getting more difficult - drbe
My nearly eight year old MD E320CDI is getting slow to start in the mornings.

It has now got 214,000 miles on the clock, but has always been serviced every 10,000 miles. I have today filled up with a tank full of BP Ultimate and given it a bit of an Italian tune-up.

Any ideas what might be the problem? Or is it time to say goodbye?

Edited by Pugugly on 16/08/2008 at 10:51

Tags: technical issues maintenance and servicing high mileages unexplained noises

01 3.2cdi Starting Getting More Difficult - Number_Cruncher
Check for;

failed glow plugs,
air leaks in the low pressure fuel lines and seals
leak off from the injectors

01 3.2cdi Starting Getting More Difficult - 659FBE
And battery condition.

No diesel will start if the cranking speed is too low because the compression-generated heat dissipates into the cold block faster than it is gained from the rate of change of piston position.