C8 Starting problems

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C8 Starting problems

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Colder mornings are making it more difficult to start. Usually starts on the button, more or less, but now taking a while on the colder mornings.

Tried switching on the ignition a couple of times to give extra heating to the glow lugs but to no avail! Battery was replaced last year.

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Re: C8 Starting problems

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Possibly the starter, common problem.
If you decide to replace it, avoid ECP as their own brand starters are hopeless. GSF are a better source although more expensive - look for discounts that can be very worthwhile.

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Re: C8 Starting problems

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Both of my C5's are doing that and one has a new starter and battery, I think its a combination of the extreme cold and lack of use at present. The red one wouldn't start at all a couple of days ago, yesterday I went outside armed with a meter and the wife to run some voltage drop tests - started immediately didn't it. :roll:

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Re: C8 Starting problems

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I managed to get a good run of 80 miles last week and the temperature has now risen from -4 to 11 or 12 so the car's starting on the button almost. The immediate problem appears to have diminished for the moment so I'll wait till the next time it goes in for service/repair. The chances of another cold snap down here in the South are diminishing so it's not so urgent!

John