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Re: Clio rough start from cold

Right ...

Had the glow plugs done Friday afternoon and they made absolutely no difference to the rough idle when cold.
(garage did it, got fed up waiting for hubby cost 80 - he wasn't happy).

Next (tomorrow) will be getting a new battery and seeing how that goes... once done won't know til the cold start on Tuesday morning.
I read that an unnoticeable voltage drop can cause the ECU to tell the engine to behave differently on start up.

Still can't fathom why 2 pre-heats gives a better initial idle than 1 I know it shouldn't.

Hoping we're not going to have to go down the fuel or pressure route!!!

Watch this space
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