1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Q&A

1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Question: Hard starting Diesel

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. -
Answer 1
Hello, were you able to find a solution to this problem? Was it the glow plugs? -
Answer 2
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!.... -
Answer 3
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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