Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SE QLD, Australia
Drives: 2001 Kia Carnival 2.5L manual & 2000 Carnival Auto
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Your mechanic should know his local cars & problems.
But its an engine oil additive I mentioned.
FTC decarbonizer is what we use here in Australia.
They have a fuel additive as well, but you are already trying that.
500km is usually a response window on that..
I would not have thought FTC needed with that mileage though..
What oil grade are you using?
Do you park it indoors? (waffling but cold moisture air first up is always a problem...)
Also, check temp sensors (engine & coolant) plug contacts are all clean.
Computer will expect temp readings to be similar at start I'd expect...
Check your glow plug relay etc.
Replug you electronic ignition box cable connections.
How old is the battery?
There must be somebody else closer to you in climate knowledge.
I just run old David Brown diesel Tractors...
And some rough cold morning starts on them is normal !
Family man with Kia Carnival 2001
KV6 petrol engine variant.
Rebuilds after years of using as a 4WD substitute...
Last edited by Conglomerate; 04-16-2012 at 07:44 AM.