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Thanks for fast reply firs you have to hand pump it like crazy and after about 3 full cranks ( i mean as in u turn the key to point the starter motor stops x3 ) its worse in the morning but it is iffy during the day never sure if its gunna start. When it is running it will run all day to the point u turn it off u try agen will not start but sumtimes leave it half hr an couple pumps it starts its crazy. Tbh it has had to be forced started with easy start sumtimes but trying not to use it because engines get lazy on it. On easy start it does start straight away tho. I would say so much intermittent anymore seems to be everytime now and always in the morning. The car has neva jst cut out while driving but have had sluggish points where the thought of an air bubble is present because it sluggish for few mins then picks up fine like fuel not there
It wont be the battery we have changed that didnt mention it didnt think it was relevant. Urm what i mean the car has a built in cut off point for the starter motor to stop overheating i believe but one turn of the key will give you a ful about 7 revs of the crankshaft then cut off while it takes til the third to forth turn of the key an hopefully it starts. ( but has been gettin worse) tried a lil throttle same time but doesnt help. i will have a go with jump cables as well to check but it is a brand new battery (yuasa silver 5 yr warranty ) have tried a halfords standard 2
Ok ill do that can u tell me if this is normal wen it runnimg on tick ova fuel pressure on the rail is about 2500 to 3000 psi an increases as you rev could a air leak on the top fuel pipes cause this issue bcos im think of jst changing the whole top section of fuel rail including hand pump bcos the hand pump has seen better days since we have had to pump it so much. Wondering if tha caused a pin hole like i addedi have changed the fuel filter and also changed it bck to original to make sure new wasnt dodgy.
Ok thank you if i leave 100% feedback can i still ask u questions on the matter ?
Hi ive spoken to the guys who got it an running the dianostics they tested the system an fuel pressure is fine anything else you can suggest ? What about wen i done timing i locked up crank first then cam an fuel pump that was according to the instruction manual that come with the belt, is that the correct procedure? Only becos they askin if i locked them they suggesting maye crank is out of align. Also im thinking i did have to take the magnetic ring off the crank pulley end i cleaned it before putting it bck on to make sure there no grease on it could tha ring cause this problem ? The strange thing about this most the time wen u do get it started nw it will run an sumtimes start agen as long as u dont move the car. An it always gets bubbles in the return pipe wen u turn it off. What a headache
Ya really speaking well hear is the full story
We bought the car salvage cat d front end damage very light where its 07reg an about 80,000 miles an still on original belts decided before getting it on the road do all belts an filters so shldnt have a issue in future. Took off fuel top piping jst to look at top of engine because they known for injector seals they all fine so rebuilt an change filter. But the car did start an drive off the delivery truck an got moved to the opposite side of drive to start work on it which was about 2 months after it sitting there. Now not starting since doin the work. Another mate is saying they got a problem with 1 they got, it being the crankshaft sensor could that be possible? P.s oh ya even tho its runs its quite noisey compared to one i heard the other day, mine sounds more like a transit engine
Hi yes the fuel pressure has been tested with fault present and comes back ok.
Ok so i guess the crankshaft sensor is not the problem because it does start and run when it does getting going jst runs like a transit
Do u mean the crank an cam locking pins ? If so yes the aligned when i done and they align up when u turn the engine over by hand after the belt was changed also had just nice compression when pistons reaching tdc with no knock etc (when i turned by hand).
So goin by your advise im going to change the full top fuel pipe system (hand primer etc) due to it not being in great condition and looks a good candidate to eliminate. Specially as it has a drop in power now and again where like i said a bubble passes then picks up agen. Thank you for all your help mate. When the parts arrive and fitted ill get bck to you if it works (or not ) fingers crossed
Hi sorry for late reply i finally got the car back tonight. It turned out to be one of pins was missing from the crankshaft magnetic ring . You know the pins that sit between the ring an the cranshaft like locking pins that are loose well 1 of them was missing done that started up instantly an now everytime still sounds like a transit i forgot to say the noise is only there on idle but if i put the clutch pedal down its goes quiet instantly jst sounds like a normal diesel could air ingress still cause that ?
Oh ok that not great on my pocket then 😕 ok not a problem ill investgate that when i can but hey it does have 80,000 miles on it. Thank again mate you been a great help