I have a problem with my Ford Batam Diesel 1800. it do not start in winter time when cold. Have changed glow plugs but with no succes.

Asked by Jun 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM about the 2003 Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ford Bantam 1800 Diesel

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Hi there Had the same issue, battery fine, glow plugs fine, compression fine, lots of white smoke while cranking. I replaced the oil filter and oil with 5W40 full synthetic. She starts on the first turn now. Diesel oil builds sludge and this created resistance and reduces the crank speed when attempting to start the engine.

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