hey everyone, im a newbie to the site and tdi world. just bought my first tdi a few days ago and now it wont start.
will driving the glow plug light began to flash, then the car died, when i turned on the switch the wait to start light did not come and and the motor would spin over but not crank. i replaced the glow plug relay (180), relay 109, and glow plug harness, i havent replaced the glow plugs yet, im gonna order them tomorrow. when i removed them they were covered in a black ash on the tip, i cleaned them and put them back in and the car ran for about 10 minutes then died again, i removed the GP's again and they had small white marks on the tips. Is this a burn mark? i cleaned them again but now they car will still not crank. the wait to start light comes on and goes off after a second or two but the car will not fire.
any ideas? does this sound like a GP problem, if i can get it to crank i am going to take it to a shop or dealer and them run the diagnostics.
before the problem the car was running great, it has 200k miles and i think it has been sitting for awhile therefore may have some electrical issues
any help would be greatly appreciated :dunno