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Good day all having a cold start problem takes a good 10 cyclings before firing the chap at the shop says the  alternate might be putting out to much voltage

He said it needs a good run I said it run 30+ miles a day .
I had two checks one at Halfords another at a motor factors Halfords being the white print out and was the first test


I should of took a Picture of the first reading as it said battery needs charging

Anyone got an ideas thanks
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I think it Ford just using cheap batteries so time for an upgrade. My old car has agm battery and that was 8 years old and worked great in the cold 👍🏻
 

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I’ve spoke to a battery company gave them my details and they said a agm would be a prefect upgrade 👍🏻 Chatting on other forums people have done the same
 

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EFB is fine - why pay more for an AGM if you have had 6 years out of the last one? Incidentally on the ticket it says it is an AGM battery so which is it? Ford do not fit AGM batteries.
On £20 between the two 👍🏻 I get what your saying bud why not but a better battery in when you can I will last long and better with cold starts 👍🏻
 

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It could be a glow plug issue if it's struggling to start from cold.

According to the BMS my battery dates back to May 2015. The AGM in our Vauxhall lasted 4 years.
It’s a slow start when cold and has been getting worse with the temperature dropping
 

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started mine up t'other day when it was frosty, just had maybe a 5 second delay (pre heating?) then it started to turnover and fired straight away. I presume this delay is 'normal', rather than as you've said actually turning over a few times before actually firing up ?
Yes delay is normal like a pre heat I’ve fitted a new battery yesterday and she fires up straight away now like is should do 👍🏻
 

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Hopefully you have found your problem @Johnny rider . I have said time and time again that the electronic battery analysers don't show a true reading of the battery state. If they used one of the old style drop testers then perhaps the original result would have been different. They put a simulated heavy load across the battery which gives you a true reflection of the battery state. I don't think they are recommended for AGM and EFB type batteries but then it would appear the modern analyser isn't much use either judging from your posts and other posts I have read where the battery has been tested ok, yet the faults are rectified when the battery is replaced.

This is what I know to give a true reading of the CCA.

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I went to three garages to test battery all came back it needs a recharge . I said to them it’s driven 30+ miles a day. so I the last test which was the best one .
All electrics and charging was fine just battery need a recharge I told them of other garages that I been to and said the same . He then said the battery is on its way out then
 

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Ok. I take it you are letting the glow plugs warm before starting.
look at the dash and when the yellow twirly emblem goes out then start.
Yeah been driving diesels for 10 years 👍🏻 It spins over fast but just doesn’t fire straight away
 

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Glow plugs are buried in engine, if you get to loom from glowplug relay you could do a resistance check across each plug before stripping engine.
Just got a quote for £130 fitted 👍🏻 It’s odd once it’s had its first fire it’s bang on for the rest of the day no missing or smoke mpg in about right it’s just the cold start which is better now with the new battery 😀
 
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