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I am having starting problems with my 07 plate E320 D, it…

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Hi, I am having starting problems with my 07 plate E320 D, it takes about 3 or 4 heaters before it starts on relaly cold days, about 2 to 3 for mildly cold days, once started no probs, got it checked, all glow plus, battery and alternator is OK, seems like an ECU fault already paid £145

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the battery look like it's leaking? And does it have a strong smell -- like sulfur?

Nope, battery is about 2 years old

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your E320 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nope, I don't know anything about engines :) just wamted some guidance before i spend too much money

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Well i know as much only

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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

If they have not checked to see if the engine coolant temp sensor is sending a correct signal on the actual engine coolant temp this needs done.If this sensor is sending a false signal this will cause issues with cold starts like your seeing.I would have a shop or dealer test the engine coolant temp sensor signal for any issues.If this is found to be o.k. then I would have them test the fuel system for any faults like a restricted fuel filter or weak injection or low pressure pump ( as some have equipped).If there is low pressure from a pump this also causes this fault when cold.These are the main components that will cause this issue here needing checked into.

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