Hard starting Diesel on 1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Seems to start hard for the first time of the ay. It turns over and over for a bit before starting. Longer than it should. The rest of the day its OK. 170,000 miles.

by in De Witt, IA on October 02, 2009
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ANSWER by on October 26, 2009
Hello, were you able to find a solution to this problem? Was it the glow plugs?
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ANSWER by on March 20, 2010
got an 03 tdi...solution to hard ,cold 1st start....i put a 250 watt oil pan heater on ...let it soak overnight ....starts like new everytime!...got 330k on it now ....use heater blow 40f....easy on starter too...p.s. keep fuel cannister clean too!....
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ANSWER by on June 06, 2010
Is the fuel filter clean. Mine 2002 Volks Jetta Tdi did the same thing, but I found out the fuel filter was horrible! Replaced it and it starts right up. Just a suggestion. Sometimes it's the simplest things.
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