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    Exclamation astravan x17dt hard to start when cold

    hi my astravan with gm engine 1.7 1999 with the manual fuel pump conversion already done . is hard to start when cold when turning over it feels like theres no fuel going in if i hold in the gas pedal and keep turning it over it eventually starts to kick then it starts with a black sooty mark getting left at the exhaust . has anyone any clues as to a quick fix , pat

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    glow plugs...

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    it had a new set fitted in the summer and have checked there is power getting to them .

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    found the culprit it was the feed to the fuel pump which had broken inside the heatshrink end . fitted a new crimp and all is now good

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    "found the culprit it was the feed to the fuel pump which had broken inside the heatshrink end . fitted a new crimp and all is now good"

    - Can you be more specific on this? I have the exact same problem and its making me insane. Its my daily driver and i have to crank it so much my battery dies on me sometimes..

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