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Diesel Aygo Starting Issues

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So I've had my diesal aygo for two days now and the last two mornings I've had issues starting it up. What's happens is on the first attempt I turn the key the engines catches and then turns off. After that it takes about 3 to 5 mins to get it started.

When we went to see he dealer he had trouble starting it and then realised it was out of fuel. He topped it up and it took a few minutes for him to start it.

So I have two question, first do you think there was any damage done to the car when the dealer was attempting to start it or from it running out of fuel. Secondly is there any ideas what the problem with the car is, somebody suggested to me it could be the spark plugs, and validity to that? I have a three month warranty so now the time to mend it.

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Hi

Diesels dont have spark plugs but glow plugs.. so thats a posibility

also if it ran out of fuel was it bled? you have to bleed a diesel engine

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How easy is it to bleed the engine? it may not have been out of fuel but instead had the same problem as I'm experiancing now. Any recommendations as how to determine If the glow plugs need looking at?

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sounds like fuel delivery problem. Air in the system?

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Once started in the morning it runs fine and starts fine throughout the day. Only the initial start is causing me bother

Edit: does the aygo really need to be bled? anyway to determine it? i was reading on the internet that some modern engines do not need to be bled, fact or fiction?

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I have looked at a couple of Peugeot forums (the diesel engine in the Aygo is a Peugeot/Citroen unit), and the likely cause does seem to be air in the fuel line. Take it back to the dealer and say that you think the fuel line needs bleeding as it may have air in it. Should be a simple job for a mechanic.

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Okay I'll get on to it today. Is it to much to try at home and does anybody know of any instructions on how to do it? I've mended tractors before but unsure about the car. Thank you for the advice everybody :-)

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