Daihatsu F50 starting problems


It really struggles when the engine's cold, churning over several times before it finally chugs into life despite the fact that it's had a battery replaced - what could be causing this?


Check the glow plugs and glow plug circuits to ensure they are receiving correct voltage..use a multimeter

They're on the cylinder head

They're on the cylinder head - essentially where the spark plugs would be.

They need a lot of current, so trying another battery wouldn't be a bad idea. Also go around the conns. at the starter terminal, relay, and battery itself to make sure all are clean. If no joy, then it looks like the starter needs stripping/exchanging.

Dave with a Sporty