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Hard to start from cold points to the in tank lift pump having given up.
I am presuming your tds is the early version without the maf sensor set up.
The hot start being hard to get running after car has sat for a while is due to the fact that the lift pump will only run on a hot engine once it has started,the longer you leave it the more cranking it takes + no lift pump operation so injector pump has to draw its own fuel.
Google replacing 'lift pump with a facet' and have a read through,it is the cheaper option to replace the lift pump at a third of the price.
Your injector light should not be on,it is warning of a injection system malfunction,and this is most probably the crank sensor which lives under the starter motor has been flooded on its electrical connection by the leaking fuel.
The leak is most likely the leak off pipes,the short stub one normally goes and leaks because often it does not get changed when others are replaced.
The revving bit on start up points to your battery only just having enough clout to get it to fire up,so it starts but revs are low,the ecu see's this and gives it some fuel to get speed up.
A duff battery although showing good voltage can have poor amps and this can cause all manner of warning lights to come on,ie transprogram etc due to there being not enough system voltage.
Forgot to add.hot start is worse after time as posted above no lift pump till engine is running,also the inj pump runs hot circa 85 deg so the fuel evaporates in the inj pump a bit,hence some cranking to get some in to it.
It will run ok ish on the heating oil so this is not really anything to do with the problems you have.
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