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Got a landrover td5 2005 drove around 15 miles no problem as

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Got a landrover td5 2005 drove around 15 miles no problem as usual turned of came back and started it sounded a bit rattley like when she is cold went to pull away and no power and lots of black smoke ran for about half a mile power came back and black smoke cleared.Then stop again turn off and the same happen drove home around 10miles no problems????? any ideas....
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Hello and Welcome -

My name is MIKE - Im happy to help you ...

What is the general service / recent repair history on the vehicle ?

Too - do you get any fault lights on at all when this occurs?

Rgds, MIKE......................................
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Mike iam Al

Last service about 18 months ago always been a good runner no lights on the dash when this happen. Just been out seem to be fine again????

Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Hello there Al...

Thank you for your reply - Im sorry I missed your reply last eve..

In that case, all things considered re the service time too, it could just be that you have a sticking injector - that will certainly cause the symptoms you mention...

So what I would recommend is to put a can / bottle of injector system cleaner in the tank. This will work through as you drive then - it works to free up / clean the pintles on the injectors which do over time do as you have and most garages don't use any such cleaners even when servicing so its probably never had any...

In any event - that would be the way forward especially as its intermittent - its likely then just in the very early stages of this.

If you look on the likes of ebay etc for a product called Forte Diesel injector cleaner -that is the best you can use - its a trade only product -sold to garages for just this sort of thing - plus I would recommend you have a new fuel filter fitted at the same time...and then see how it goes.

If its due a service on the engine - I would recommend have at least an oil and filter change done - have the air filter checked too... and with that as above that will be a good job done to see this sorted.
Check -or have checked on the service, that the turbo pipes are in good order - and not loose or perishing / splitting anywhere - thats a common issue on these. I dont see that is the problem you have - just as a preventative measure.

But working as above , Im sure you will have this sorted..

All the very best -

Kind Rgds - MIKE.

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Rgds, MIKE.