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I have a ford transit 330 135psi. we have just replaced the

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I have a ford transit 330 135psi. we have just replaced the cylinder head with a brand new one timing chain guides etc. the mechanic has got it all put together but he cannot get the van started. any ideas on what the problem could be. john carr
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi there John ,good morning to you

Ok is this a 2.4 RWD DI Varient

What was the fault eg snapped chain /jumped timing

Was it a brand new head complete with ladder frame

Regards Brian
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Brian. The van is rwd not sure about what variant is [dutrtec] ? jumped timing chain was the problem.Brand new head with cams & rockers

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi there John

the DI Varient is direct injection (big black multiplug in the fuel pump

Ok as long as you are happy with the timing of the cams /crank and the fuel pump eg correct timing pins were used to lock crankshaft (tooth in flywheel ) accessed through crank sensor hole
I would suspect a compression issue
Several times on these older transits I have had to tow start them after major engine work has been done
As turning them over doesn't build enough compression up to start the engine
This is Ine thing that can't be ruled out if you are happy with everything else
I assume you are getting fuel at the injectors as if this is a DI. Varient you need to bleed the injectors


Regards Brian
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Brian The mechanic did confirm fuel at the top of the injectors not sure if he needs to bleed the actual injector. he has also towed the van.Ido think it could be fuel related as when he turns the engine over there is no smoke or smell of fuel at the exhaust. Thanks John

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi there John

Ok the fuel should spurt out strongly when the injectors are cracked open during cranking
Crack one injector at a time then close once fuel is spurting out
Is there any fault codes logged
Is any warning lights in the dash eg glow plug light flashing
I assume this is still the original fuel pump that is being used

Regards Brian

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