Hi guys my 1.9 TDi golf on a W reg 2000 is having some issues starting first thing on a morning, this is the problem, Jump in on a frosty morning and turn ignition on wait for glow plug light, and start the engine but it turns over great with good cranking speed but starts to fire on what feels like 2 cylinders then 2 and a half, then onto 3 then you can release the starter and rev it and clear it and it then runs on 4 as per normal, give it a 20 secs or so to settle down and its perfect, and won't do it again untill its been left standing for at least approx 8 hrs or so, even if you leave 4 hrs it starts fine..Feels like trying to start a flooded petrol engine and the cylinders clear one by one..
Now ive tried a few things first..
1, brand new battery (as starter speed was'nt great on a freezing morning all ok now with new battery on cranking wise)
2, tonight just fitted 4 new heater plugs but the 4 i took out looked ok, i tested them with a jump pack and all 4 went orange on the end in 6 secs ??
The fault does seem like a glow plug or two not working but they obviously all were, so fitted new ones for nowt really..ive also tried giving it 2 or 3 pre heats before cranking it and its no better to be honest..
It was serviced last week, all filters etc etc, not sure what it was like before the service like as i onlu got it last week as well...
Any idea's where to go from here people advice greatly welcomed...thanks Rob