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Old 18-07-2019, 10:43 AM   #1
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Hi. I have a golf GT 170 with an engine start issue. I'm not a water cooled guy so not sure. Basically I have to turn ON and OFF the ignition in order for the engine to start 1st time.. I'm thinking its the glow plugs or a fuel drain issue . I no each time the key is turned on the pump primes the fuel system. Its gotta be no fuel or no heat/low heat from the glow plugs.
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Old 31-07-2019, 09:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like glow plugs take um out and test them. I'm not to shaw but I think they should glow cherry red within 5 seconds
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When was the fuel filter last changed?
If they are partially blocked it can cause starting issues?
Does it start ok when its warm ( say after its been left half hour after running)?
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