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  1. The 300tdi runs fine in my 90. 137k miles. Sometimes starting isn't so good. Turn key and it fires then dies. Then follows plenty cranking 10 secs at a time for three or four times. Then a few fire and die cycles then a lumpy start and settles fine. Rarely does it second start of the day and sometimes goes a week starting first turn. Thinking it may be a fuel problem. Perhaps a leak letting air in and draining pipes down to tank. Can't see any fuel leaks. Any suggestions as to where to start looking? Thanks
  2. Hi, My 200 tdi has suddenly become hard to start if it hasn't run for a while. If it has just run it fires up straight away. When starting it will crank over and over and over then catch and stop then catch again, run very lumpily then start running normally with a blip of the throttle. There is always white smoke on start up which clears as it heats up. Once running it is fine, there is plenty of power and I can't detect any issues. No hunting, surging etc etc. My plugs are only a few years old but I haven't taken them out to test on the bench. I'm getting 10v at each one My battery is at 12.5v Earth strap is fine (tested with jump cable from battery negative to chassis and also engine) Starter isn't sluggish and spins at normal speed New fuel filter fitted New leak off pipes between injectors fitted (but not pipe back to FIP) FIP was replaced in 2011 Injectors have had no love since I bought the car (100K +) so that is on the list to do. Today I took out the fuel filter housing bleed screw and unplugged the FIP stop solenoid wire and cranked the engine over while watching it on a video camera. There was no fuel coming out of the bleed hole despite plenty of cranking. I then replaced the solenoid wire and tried again and there was instantly a gush of fuel from the bleed hole. Now. I'm not the brightest sandwich in the tool box but I'm pretty sure the lift pump is manual so I think the FIP solenoid wire has no bearing on the lift pump and this was a coincidence. Which means that fuel is possibly leaking back from the filter back to the tank and I had to crank it a lot to prime the line again. Based on the symptoms and bits and bobs I've played with. What tests should I try and what should I be looking at next? Many thanks.
  3. Hi I have a 1993 2.5 N/A diesel That broke down on me. Climbing up a hill started to struggle so changed down a gear but revs continued to drop to the point where it was only at idle. No response to the accelerator at all even when operating the lever on the injection pump by hand. It had done something similar before where there was no throttle response but this cleared on its own while driving. Had to tow it home but it would start and idle but no increase in revs with throttle. I have been in the pump recently to re-seal the throttle spindle which was leaking but that was more than a month ago had quite a lot of use since. Has anyone had similar problems?
  4. Td5 engined 130 2004 with 240,000 kms. Just recently trouble with reluctant cold or hot start and running on 4 cyls. Problem is intermittent so thinking of investing in diagnostic tool. Any ideas or recommendations ?
  5. Hi, We recently bought a 1999 Freelander 2nd hand from a couple down the road. After the freezing cold night on Sunday, we went to drive to the shops and found that the car wouldn't start. The engine cranked slowly and the injector clicked. Suspecting it was a low battery, we attempted to bump-start the car to no avail (though we probably didn't do it right anyway). Yesterday we called out breakdown and the lad attempted to jump-start the car, which also failed. He suspected a dodgy fuel pump, and (with the jump-starter still connected) after kicking the fuel tank the car started once but failed on subsequent attempts. We added 10L of fuel last night, just in case, but this afternoon the car failed to start again, and the battery seems to be almost out too as lights pulse when the engine cranks over. After doing some searching on the internet I found a YouTube video detailing how to replace the fuel pump & sender unit. Now here's the fun part... Under the under-seat mats in the rear of the car, we discovered dodgy wiring and a VERY rusty pump cover. I've put together a huge collection of images here. Would any of you kind souls be willing to take up the mats in your Freelander and show us what it's supposed to look like under there? Also, do you have any ideas about what could be causing the issue (and how to rectify it)? Sam
  6. Anyone know what the fitting/thread is on the end of a hot wire fuel rail. Looks like its a nut and olive on the rail, but not sure what needs to go on the end of the hose. Was thinking of cutting the nut off and just using a hose clip, but would prefer a neater solution Thanks
  7. Hi all newbie here. i have an 89 rrc 3.5 non carb v8, on LPG, which ran perfectly well untill the other day i have done a lot of welding work etc etc, installed a new 25 litre petrol tank (as i didnt have one, just a jerry can with the original pump inside) to start her up before switching to gas, problem is now my mechanic mate seems to think we may have a fueling issue also a ignition issue. sometimes starts sometimes wont sometimes starts and runs at 3000 rpm sometimes takes ages to start like its got no spark/fuel then spurts to life. fuel pump was for a 3.9 v8 rated and new 8mm ID fuel line front to back booth flow and return disconnected the condensor from the + of the coil and it started so thought that was the issue but tried with it re-connected and it work. does anybody know the test for the condensor as i may be braking down with the initial start up,thus shorting out the coil,, also (not noticed by me as im a lowly spark) but my mechanic mate noticed a part missing from the ignition system carnt remember right now what he called it tho ( will post for now and review later) any help or suggestion would be very much appreciated
  8. I have a 1999 TD5 defender with a pump problem. When the ignition is turned on, the fuel pump relay does not energise. Then I manually close the fuel pump relay the pump starts. So the fuel pumps works correctly. I get 12v on pin 86 of the relay when the ignition is on. (between chassis and pin contact and between pins 85 and 86). I have checked continuity between the relay pin 85 and the ECU connector, the blue and purple wire. The main relay and inertia switch are ok. If I short out the relay to start the pump the engine still won't start. Am I looking at a new ECU or can there be another problem.
  9. Can anyobne point me in the right direction please? I have a 50th anniversay defender 90. It has the factory fit 3.9L V8 engine and has aftermarket LPG. On LPG it drives brilliantly. When I switch over to petrol it really struggles. Its just had new lambda sensors and a MAF sensor fitted and ti much improved - however it still starts to stutter +++ at about 3000 revs when on petrol. Recently I broke down and was rescued by the AA (out of LPG gas and so using petrol at the time). It just wouldn't start. The very nice man from the AA got it going by spraying sure start into the air filter and I was able to get to a garage and get LPG again. He also pointed out there is a whining noise coming from the petrol tank and a bit of a slurping sound. So... is it the fuel pump perhaps? A blockage eg fuel filter? or some other thing? I think they have a fuel delivery unit as well as a pump dont they?? I have spent a lot with garages who cannot work out what wrong already and have replaced lots of bits sometimes without any real benefit at all. Plugging him into the garage computer shows no faults at all. I wonder if the symptoms are obvious to someone who knows these well? - He is absolutely fine on LPG - Quite a lot of black exhaust fumes when switching over to petrol - but much better since the new sensors were fitted. - Struggling to idle without cutting out - but better since new sensors were fitted - Old lambda sensors absolutely black with soot. - Once you get him going he's okay but struggles at about 3000 revs and becomes quite "blustery". - When driving he feels restricted if using petrol. If you switch over to LPG from petrol its like you let the handbrake off while driving and he's fine (til you run out of LPG!). - He only eer broke down after replacing all the sensors. Before that everything was really sluggish - now its not - but he cut out and would not start again. - After being left for about an hour (waiting for the AA) he started first go, but then cut out again and would not start at all until the man used some Holts Easy Start in the air filter. - There is a bit of a high pitched whining noise from the petrol tank which continues so long as its on petrol mode. It stops when you switch over to LPG. - There is a separate slurping sound from the petrol tank sometimes - like he's low on petrol perhaps - but he isn't. - When driving along on both petrol and LPG - the fuel gauge is a bit bouncy. Thanks for any help )
  10. Hi there I own a 2002 Land Rover Discovery 2 TD5 2.5 Diesel which over the years I have had quite a few problems with. Recently over the past 2-3 weeks I have had major problems with the vehicle. The problem which I am having is that the vehicle has developed a constant whirring noise even when the engine is running and whilst driving. Over the past week it has taken 8 attempts to try and start the vehicle and sometimes I have had to prime it to get it to start. However this week it has taken 2-3 attempts to start the vehicle and I cannot understand what is causing this problem. We took it to our local garage yesterday and it has had a new fuel filter fitted by the mechanic. The mechanic thinks it may be the fuel pump but cannot be 100% certain and does not want to put a wrong part on. It has been on the diagnostic machine and there is nothing showing up for this model. He also said there was diesel swishing around in the fuel tank, could this be something to do with the injectors and is there a return valve somewhere on the vehicle? Has anybody else had problems like this? Any information would be most appreciated
  11. BSF

    200 Di problem

    OK, I may be in the wrong forum, but it is in a Series 3 109. Engine has run fine for years, but two days ago it started losing power on hills, sort of pulling and then fading away. Seems to get worse as the engine warms up. Suspected fuel starvation, so changed fuel filter. No change. Next changed the lift pump. Still no change, if anything worse. This afternoon connected lift pump to a jerrycan of diesel to eliminate an air leak. Again worse if anything. The only parts of the original fuel system are now the two pipes from lift pump to filter and filter to injector pump (which I will change tomorrow) and, of course, the injector pump. Anyone know of an injector pump fault that does this?
  12. Hi all. I'm currently in the throes of tidying up my new stage 1 V8 and ive come across a couple of issues. Firstly, there's an annoying vibration when I accelerate to 50kph. It feels like the truck is driving on a road made of tiny speed bumps. It stops at 60kph but comes back at 70kph. The prop-shafts are properly greased and gearbox/diffs have good clean oil in. Also makes a funny knocking noise when slowing from approx. 10kph to 0kph. What's likely to be the culprit there? Secondly, my fuel system appears to be a bit of a mish-mash and I would like to return it to standard. I found what looks to be the original facet fuel pump in the under-seat box. What's the best way to check if its junk or still useable? The pump on there now is called a FuelFlo. It looks a bit tinny, and it has a far smaller input/output than the facet. Also has a cheap plastic inline fuel filter on it. I would like to re use the facet if possible. Another thing is the truck is sometimes quite hard to start. It often needs foot to the floor throttle to get it to turn over but once going, runs nicely and seems to pull well.. but ive never had a v8 so could be completely wrong! I filled the dash pots, changed all the spark plugs to NGK BPR6ES and changed leads a couple of days ago but hasn't made much of a difference to starting. I cant help but think that its a fuel issue? The truck will hesitate and stutter if I put my foot down hard whilst driving, then it will take off. Also, Im not sure if my fuel tank is original. Its monstrous, sits rearward of the back axle, and the fuel line coming out is too small to fit the facet pumps input tube. Any info will be greatly appreciated as Im totally new to V8's and I would like to use the truck as my daily driver/work wagon. Josh
  13. Defender 110 TD5, 130k but well looked after FSH as they say. From cold slow starting and when it does fire up no throttle response for up to a minute then normal but with big cloud of white smoke. From warmish starts quicker but same throttle response problem, no white smoke. Tried: Purging- no difference, changing fuel filter - no change, checking fuel pump filters - all ok, oil to ECU- a little, cleaned up no change. When purging the fuel pump sounds normal and there is no gurgling etc - anyone got any ideas anyone ? The local mechanic is baffled and the diagnostic tool said the aircon was not working - is correct as it isn't fitted. Everything else normal.
  14. Hi Guys and Girls, I have an issue with my 05 freebie Td4 which has done 95000 miles. She is rough idling at around 750rpm and is smokey (white) when cold, does not stall but is hunting. when warmed up she runs fine, I have noticed that when I disconnect the high pressure fuel sensor she stops hunting, I have no warning lights or codes in the OBD, but my interrogator only shows a limited live stream. Will a dealer/independents OBD interrogator be able to distinguish between healthy or blocked injectors and or sensors if there are no fault codes from the ECU? I have replaced all filters including fuel, and am planning on changing oil as soon as I get the chance, so far have seen no real improvement. has anyone had a similar issue or guidance as to narrow down the problem, I am thinking injector (expensive, is it worth getting from a scrapper and do they all need to be balanced) or fuel regulator/sensor Thanks in advance
  15. Hello all, I know there are a number of vendors who produce aux tanks that fit into both rear fender of the Defender 90 and 110. I'm sure they are a great value to many, but I would like to fabricate my own. I'm sure they will be far from perfect, but a whole lot cheaper. Problem is I don't yet have my Defender 110 (not many of them in Canada) and I've struggled for weeks to find even rough dimensions of the fender spaces. I'm not trying to rip off anyone's hard work or design, I just really want to know the measurements of the spaces in the rear fenders of the Defender 110 so I can fabricate an additional 45L fuel tank as well as a 45L water tank for the opposite side. Can anyone help me out with some measurements? I'd really appreciate it. I'm not a master welder by any stretch, but before I buy my first Defender 110 I'd like to be able to rough in a couple of steel cans to add to my water and fuel capacity for my upcoming Africa overland trip. Thanks in advance to anyone who can stick a tape measure into the fender wells of their Defender for some approx measurements, Cheers, Alex
  16. Quick question. Is it possible to tee the leak off (return line) from Inj pump into the filter, to be circulated back into pump, without going to tank first? Or would lift pump pressure / return pressures fight against each other? Cheers
  17. To the point - '74 Series runs fine while cold. Then after a stop (or after getting warm) it sort of loses momentum. To the point where I have to revv it hard to keep all 4 fireing. At, for instance, a stoplight... And once it drops, it drops to two or at best, three cylinders. Then, as it gets revved up in first gear (clutch out) it sort of kicks in. Until it doesn't... Now, I'm starting to work through the fuel-electricity-air equation and so far I've: - Rebuilt the carb. With proper Zenith parts - Gone from points to electrical breaker - Gone from mechanical to electrical fuel pump - New coil, contacts and wires - Cleaned the air filter and replaced the oil - Replaced all the hose clamps to all the pipes. All of them... And still it's giving me this "#¤&¤%/&/. I'm at the end of my wire here! What's next? Plugs? Plug wires? Firebomb? Any and all input appreciated!
  18. Just discovered that im leaking fuel out of (I believe) the small hole near the top of the lift pump where it is cleanest on the picture. Is this just a need to replace the lift pump or some other problem? Im also not sure if im leaking more oil than normal or if its just the fuel washing oil of the rest of the engine to make me think this.
  19. Hi all, Sorry for being a broken record but just desperately need some help / advice with this. (This question is also posted on Luke's thread - http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=25376). My speedometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge and indicators all simultaneously stopped working whilst driving. I went through the steps in Luke's post and all worked as expected until I repeated the tests with "light switch supply". Using "light switch supply" the indicators did not work in this case. Hazard lights work with both the ignition on or off and gauge back lights still work as does digital odometer – though that is not counting any miles with the zero speed reading. Sorry for posting this again – I am new to all this and just thought it may be lost at the end of Luke's post. I expect there is already a thread that covers this but I have been looking for sometime with no luck. If there is please point me in right direction! Any help as what (and how) I need to look at next would be very much appreciated. Cheers Scotty
  20. Hi, I do have a dirty diesel leak at the filler cap & neck. Question, how to get rid of this leakage? e.g. may be by upgrading to the later type plastic filler neck WLH100570? But will that be without problems? Not sure about vented fuel caps / possible vacuum etc? All ideas to sort out this problem welcome... or should I replace the filler neck wit a standard one + fit new cap? The current cap is non genuine (which might be part of the problem..) Cheers Marco
  21. Hi all, First post, and first Freelander. 2003 1.8 Kalahari which needs a new fuel pump - common problem, I know. The Freelander has the later fuel pump, which by the book is part number WFX000210. This fits 1.8 for 2003-2006, and 2.5 v6 2001-2006. Would be easiest to just buy one of those new and fit. However, I have a good offer on a WFX000190, which by the book only fits 2.5 v6 2001-2002. However, since you can also fit the WFX000210 to the 2001-2002 v6, the differences must be very minor - in fact I can't see any at all from photos! Anyone know the differences? Is there a chance these are interchangeable? Could I fit the WFX000190 to my 2003 1.8 and very likely it will be fine? Appreciate the conservative approach would be not to and just fit a new original part, but I'd like to get the car back on the road for as little money as possible so interested in a knowledgeable or risk-taker's response! Thanks, Steve. PS Also open to the offer of a good WFX000210 pump for sale at a reasonable price!
  22. Hi, After re-wiring my 1987 3.5V8 Efi i can not get an accurate reading out of the temperature gauge as it seems to be affected by the fuel gauge, i.e. when one goes up the other goes up, at least that's what it looks like. The fuel gauge appears to be OK as when the tank is nearly empty the reading shows low and the reserve light comes on, but occasionally it does seem to go up and down a bit. The temperature gauge seems to start ok, reading cold and then slowly going to the mid point, it also creeps up and down a bit for no obviuos reason (i.e. I'm not going up hills or anything like that). I know I can just fit an aftermarker water temp gauge but i would rather the dash one reads correctly. What do you think is going on? Is there a shared earth or live somewhere? Thanks, Paul
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