OilIT Posted July 29, 2007 Share Posted July 29, 2007 My 200tdi has started taking a couple of extra turns to start since the waters last weekend (I have a snorkel on it and i have been deeper when off roading - so not sure this is relevent). But yesterday I ran short of fuel, so topped i up, started it, and then found that it had no power/acceleration when i pressed the accelerator (it happened shortly before I topped up - hence i thought it was lack of fuel). It was also sending out plooms of blue smoke If I switched off, and restarted, it seemed to be better, then revved it a few times and then the same again. When there was no power, it was running rough - as if firing on 3 cylinders! I wondered if it was fuel starved and so wondered if went to bleed the filter, before doing this i undid the drain tap in case there was water in it - and there was obviously a vacuum formed in the filter - which i have not heard before... When I undid the bleed screw on the top and tried to use the lift pump, i cant bleed the system - ie cant get fuel to come out the bleed screw. My initial thoughts were c*** in the system sucked up from the tank - but would expect the filter to keep that at bay (filter rplaced less than 1000 miles ago). Then I wondered if it was the lift pump failed - i have read about this and the one way fuel valve in the filter head. The fuel return pipes on the injectors look a little damp at the junction of the pipes between cyl 2 &3 also... I guess the worst scenario is head - but at the moment no contamination of water is evident. Any thoughts before i run off and spend a ton of time (and money I dont want to spend on it!)? Cheers Jerry Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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