Why does my Ford Mondeo stall in cold weather?

I have a repetitive problem with my 2002 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi - the car stalls in cold weather

It only happens for the first few hundred metres and only when I stop accelerating and it drops to idle - only ignition light comes on after stalling

So far I have put cleaner into the fuel system, cleaned the EGR valve, replaced the cam position sensor, replaced fuel filter and cleaned the earth contact under the battery. Yet the problem persists. Can you help?

Asked on 25 November 2014 by GHM112

Answered by Honest John
I'd guess that the glowplugs aren't glowing for long enough (but usually there would be a warning), or that you've got some emulsified fuel in your tank which is blocking the fuel filter until everything heats up and the emulsion mets.
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