Cold starting awful. - Peugeot Forums
Peugeot Forums - Peueot - Citroen Community
Home :: Peugeot Forums :: Rules :: Articles :: About Us :: Partner Vendors :: Advertise


Go Back   Peugeot Forums > Peugeot Models > Vans
PeugeotForums.com is the premier Peugeot All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20-03-15, 09:42 PM   #1
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 7
Default Cold starting awful.

My Partner has the 1.9 diesel, not common rail. a 2002 model.
For over a year now it takes forever to start in the mornings on a new battery but fine the rest of the day and runs well otherwise and recently passed MOT with perfect exhaust clarity.
I have checked plugs individually. Changed plugs but still the problem. It is not the relay as it cranks through 80 amps for 30 seconds after the light goes out. I have a relay bypass but still the same.
The wax cold start plug doesn't work but even when I set the timing at maximum retard it still doesn't go.
Cold start doesn't help at all.

My daughter has a 206 with exactly the same engine and also a non working cold start but that engine starts instantly at minus 10 degrees

Any thoughts?
cardi is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 21-03-15, 11:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: falkirk
Posts: 13,918
Default

A lot of them are like this I have 2 1 starts great other cranks a while fine once started so I just suffer it !

It is a common issue some say it is wear in the pump meaning the pressure is too low to crack open the injectors

Wax stats rarely work and when they do it only helps it run smoother when cold
__________________
assume nothing check everything twice !!
reliable406 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 21-03-15, 09:58 PM   #3
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by reliable406 View Post
A lot of them are like this I have 2 1 starts great other cranks a while fine once started so I just suffer it !

It is a common issue some say it is wear in the pump meaning the pressure is too low to crack open the injectors

Wax stats rarely work and when they do it only helps it run smoother when cold
I'm coming to the same conclusion. As it is such a great workhorse I'll run it till it drops. One final check with a leak off test then just live with it.
If it had been 10 years ago I would just have swapped the pumps.
cardi is offline   Quick reply to this message
 
Old 21-03-15, 10:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2,048
Default

How many miles has the engine done?
Poor compression will cause exactly your problem, start by checking the valve clearances, they tighten up with age, and eventually the valves don't quite close which means it's almost impossible to start when cold.
All this is from personal experience with a 1.9d.
On mine I reset the valve clearances to the correct figure and the cold starting improved immensely, the engine went on for many more miles until a ring broke.
__________________
Brian,
2015 308 SW II Allure 1.6 Blue HDi 120.
Brilec is online now   Quick reply to this message
Old 23-03-15, 12:11 PM   #5
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brilec View Post
How many miles has the engine done?
Poor compression will cause exactly your problem, start by checking the valve clearances, they tighten up with age, and eventually the valves don't quite close which means it's almost impossible to start when cold.
All this is from personal experience with a 1.9d.
On mine I reset the valve clearances to the correct figure and the cold starting improved immensely, the engine went on for many more miles until a ring broke.
It's 160,000 mls so not that much for a 1.9.
Thanks for that idea. Never thought about it. Worth a try.
cardi is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Peugeot Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 09:40 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.