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I'm having major problems starting my van right now. Once running, it runs like a dream, but starting is proving to be next to impossible. Changed all the plugs the other day, and she started fine the first time (did pour a little bit of petrol directly into the carby) and started ok for the rest of the day. It's morning problems, when cold and damp. Once started, it does sound like the choke is on, it's revving at a higher than Idle until warm. The engine is turning over, just not getting going.
What brand is it? Does the starter spin the engine strong or dragging? At least 8 RPM cranking speed is required to start a diesel. Even with preheat, starter speed is critical.
Posted on May 17, 2017
The heading is diesel glow plug relay and then you go on about a choke and petrol inplug holes
what have you got a diesel engine or a petrol engine
Posted on May 17, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: stalls and wont idle when cold
Re the trooper. You have a couple of possibles. The most likely is the glowplugs or glowplug relay. Don't be fooled into thinking glow plugs only heat to start - the also do whats called postheat. That is to raise the cylinder temp until the block is warm. IF they are not functioning (clip a light onto one whilst switching the glowplug on to test the relay) this is common.
Most likely is a stuck EGR valve - stuck open so running a very lean mix when cold. Its two bolts on the inlet manifold, pulls out and looks covered in soot - it should push in and spring out. Can be cleaned in petrol or alcohol or with compressed air.
More remote is possible you have a faulty injector...only really testable by an engine centre...
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Have you checked all of your vacuum hoses for leaks? Any vacuum leak, even intake manifold or throttle body gasket, will cause an engine stall right after starting. Likewise with a fuel pressure problem. If you aren't getting voltage, maybe whatever switch starts your glow plug cycle(either turning ignition on or opening driver door, depending on model) is defective, or any of the wiring of the circuit. It's a cheaper guess.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
this may be a sticking air flue meter take a matchstick .and push it into the hose this will let more air in if this works change the air flue meter
Posted on May 04, 2009
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