My 2.4 JTD just refuses to start in a morning no matter how long I turn it over.
This started when the weather turned cold but even though temperature is now around 5 degrees it still won't start.
If I give it a squirt of 'Easy start' it fires up on first turn then OK for the rest of the day. I have even started not even trying to turn it over first, just pop the bonnet undo air inlet pipe, quick squirt, pipe back on tighten clip and turn key - fires immediately.
I have noticed that if I leave it for over 8 hrs then the problems begin, but less than say 6 hours it fires first time.
My indie machanic thinks it could be fuel syphoning back to the tank over time as he says I have a small leak in the high pressure pump, and that I have to basically 'bleed' the fuel system after a long period of not running (8 Hours). This I can't quite get my head round, surely if this were the case I would still have to 'bleed' it and it would not fire first turn with 'Easy Start'.
No error codes are coming up on diagnostics.
Glow plugs and injectors have been checked and are working correctly.
Any ideas on what the cause could be
Thanks in advance for your replys