Cold weather starting advice (diesel) ???
It has reached -10C here in 'sunny' France and my 159 TI diesel (210) is being a pain to start in the mornings.
In always 'double pre-heat' when its subzero weather but this has become insufficent to start her in this cold.
She will turn over and fire as normal from a short starter press , rev to tickover for a second and then stall. If i hold the starter in then, she will turn , fire , stall repeat several times and eventually start. The problem with this is that she will then show a 'check engine' error and light for several hours but, it does (or has so far) clear.
Is this the correct way to start her , is the error expected for differcult startups and finally is such problematic starting normal for such weather ( and i guess is there anything i can do to ease the problem) ?