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Struggling to start

a new problem seems to have developed on my 2.4 multijet this last week or so. sometimes the engine will turn over for 5-10 seconds before it will splutter into life. first time it did it was on a very cold morning so didn't think too much of it, assuming maybe a glow plug or 2 wasn't working. this afternoon its done it twice. when it actually started i could put my foot to the floor and it would only very slowly increase in revs, after 10seconds of running it seems ok again.

any ideas? takes so long to start sometimes i worry ill run the battery down before it does!
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Re: Struggling to start

Sounds to me like air getting into diesel line my old astra van used to do it when the fuel line had a very slight leak. Not sure if common rail diesels have the same set up
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