4JH5E 54 hp has an annoying starting problem. I always use the glow plugs for 15-20 seconds, give some throttle in neutral, and turn the key. The engine
immediately starts within a second, moderately revíed up due to the throttle, and then dies a second or two later. A second turn of the key for 4-5 seconds - does not start or fire. Sometimes on a third turn for 2-3 seconds it will start but not always. By the fourth turn it always start in 2-3 seconds and runs perfectly even at low idle.
Itís the same in warm or cold weather
and even after the engine
has been running and then off for 20 or 30 minutes on a warm day.
It dependably starts and runs after the sequence described above but still is annoying. The engine only has about 1800 hours and has been well maintained.
Any thoughts or ideas?