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How much does it fluctuate when idling?
Hello Mark - only slightly - up to the 1000 mark
What does it normally idle at?
Is it a petrol or diesel?
a little over 700
The idle speed should be about 800 +- 50 so it doesn't seem too bad.
Does it feel like it misfires or lacks power?
when mobile it is only momentarily, like a cough or a stutter, then it clears but can occur throughout the journey - hasn't done it for a month or two but started again today - after I asked the question I went to buy a new tyre - it coughed on the way but was ok on the way back.
When was it last serviced fully?
MOT and winter service 21/10/2013
Winter service doesn't usually involve much and an MOT is not a service.
When did it last get the air filter, fuel filter changed?
oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and pollen filter all changed at service time plus advance diesel treatment, whatever that is.
Diesel treatment helps keep fuel system clean internally.
I would check the air filter first and then the air hose to the turbo and inlet manifold.
Make sure filter is not restricted and hose is not loose or split.
I don't know how to do these things - I will have to take them to my local garage - is it something that needs to be done urgently.
The idle speed is not really an issue but the loss of power when driving is. If it isn't a misfire then it is either a lack of fuel or lack of air.
I would also advise a look at the fuel filter.
It may have a bit water in the bottom of it that needs to be bled out.
If you can get a scan tool then have the fault memory checked for any codes.
If you get P0087 then that could be why you are losing power.
It is caused by a faulty fuel pump giving low fuel pressure.
I'll take it to my garage later this evening and discuss the problem with him (not that it has been a real problem, has never cut out and does tend to clear itself eventually, until the next time) - do I need to get back to you afterwards.
Only if you want too.
As I said, I don't think the idling is a big problem either.
ok - thanks
No problem Stuart.
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