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Sluggish starting on a Ford Focus - what could it be?

The car has done 40,000 miles. The blow-plugs have been renewed yet still the engine is reluctant to fire-up first-thing in the morning.

It requires a long churn.

It starts briskly for the rest of the day.

Could it be wear in the high-pressure pump?

Or is there a return valve which is deficient? Any ideas please?

Asked on 24 March 2013 by lilley

Answered by Honest John
Most likely to be a small airleak into the fuel delivery system.
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