I have a Kia Cee'd 3 crdi 1.6. I have 2 issues with the car but my main one is first start up from cold it's a bl**dy nightmare to start. I get in, turn the ignition and wait for the glow plug light to go out, turn the key. It turns over fine - but that's it !!!!! It just turns over and over and over, it does fire eventually but it seems to take forever. It was only serviced about 6k miles ago? Once it's started it's fine no issues? I'm told that there could be an injector "bleeding off" causing a loss in pressure on the common tail but I've no idea what that actually means?
Any help/info or advice appreciated.
Oh, right I didn't realise? It seems to turn the engine over okay - that said I did wonder if the battery wasn't at its best as it has turned over slow on a couple of occasions? I assume it's the original as well?
Any recommendations for a new battery?
Hi, cheers for reply. In all honesty it's been several weeks now really. You know when you get a new car and you kind of have to get used to its shall I say little quirks etc, I just thought it may of been me perhaps expecting a bit of a quicker start up, not that I'm inpatient but instant would be good!
Before my present car, I had a Fiat diesel. It had an electric fuel pump to pressurise the common rail, which took a little longer to get up to pressure than the glowplug light took to go out. If I turned the starter over too soon it turned over for ages, but if the light went out, and I left it for a couple of seconds, it would then start instantly. Maybe the same thing happening with your car?