Hi All , had a tough saturday with my mother`s 1.5 crdi 2004 model with 121000km on the clock . i replaced 3 dead glow plugs , changed the oil and oil filter , but still she would not start , the engine cranks and cranks and cranks but does not start .
out of pure frustration saturday afternoon late at about 16h00 i decided to change the fuel filter , looked like it has never been changed before anyway . changed it and for some reason she started right up after bleeding the air out of the fuel rail . go figure ? ? as one of the things i did check was the fuel pressure at the rail before the filter swop .
now she starts everytime no problem anymore ? this hard to start problem has been going on for 6 months already and i still cant believe it was as simple a fault as changing the fuel filter . anyway she is running beatifully again . maybe the old filter was too clogged to get a decent fuel flow going ?