Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - roger222
Hi All.

I have a 106 xnd which generally runs great however i have the following issue. Back in march on a particularly cold week i had trouble starting in the morning. Weather picked up and its been a dream until last week. I have the following symptons:

1: Car turns over but engine doesnt fire. This continues for about thirty seconds then it starts. At this point there is a puff of white smoke out of the exhaust.

The car will then start for the rest of the day first kick wothout any smoke.

It just appears to be cold damp mronings. I have a Haynes manual so can find my way about but would appreciate any advice.

Thanks in advance.


Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - Armitage Shanks {p}
Does the glow plug warning light come on? If it does, are you waiting until it goes out before trying to start? It has been suggested that, when the light goes out, it can be worthwhile to switch off the ignition and run the pre-heat cycle again. Sounds to a non-expert like me like some sort of glow plug problem.
Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - local yokel
I can second the above - on cold mornings I cycle the pre-heat on my 405 TD three times, and it fires first turn. Do it just the once and it fires after several turns. Glow-plugs are cheap and normally easy to replace.
Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - madf
My experience: glowplug.
Take each out and test - with care as hot! - with live wire from battery.
I just buy any make as the best seem only to last 7-8 years - the same as the cheapo ones..

takes about 30 mins tops to replace them all...
madf
Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - Armitage Shanks {p}
Other comments have suggested that all glow plugs aren't the same and that Beru is a good make. I don't know if there is a price difference. I don't know - I am just passing on comment posted elsewhere in the Backroom.
Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - LinuxGeek
Not putting anyone off of Peugeot 106 or Peugeots but I've had nighmare with this car since the day I've bought it. In the first week radiator decided to pack up, then had problems with the CV joints, then the alternator needed to changed and now fuel pump is leaking. I bought a Toyota starlet for same sort of price and I've been running it for over a month without a hitch!
Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - roger222
Thanks for the advice guys.


To be honest, in 163K miles ive had a blown head gasket (my fault entirly) a knackered radiator (caused the head gasket failure), a new exhaust and maintenance on the brakes.

To me, for 163K miles, that pretty good going!!.


Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - roger222
As a further point, when It sometimes fails to start It is because I have drained the battery. On one occasion the battery drianed after turning over the engine for less than one miunte. Is this normal, as it holds charge. Should i replace do you think>

Thanks again

Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - local yokel
Starting diesels takes a lot of current, so is likely to kill a battery faster than in a petrol car. Turning the engine over for 60 secs straight off is not the best way of getting it to start, and will flatten a battery fast, esp. on a cold morning, and if it was not run for long the day before.
Peugeot 106 start issue on cold morning. - markengland
Sounds like it would be worth getting your battery checked - lots of garages offer a free test. If it were me, I'd also change your glow plugs. There's plenty for sale on ebay, although I have found that some of the cheaper ones don't last as long. Many people on this site recommend Beru's plugs. Its not that difficult a job either, providing you can get access to the plugs... Hope that helps, Mark.
 

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