Fw: [Vwdiesel] Ford diesel hard starting
kevin.jack at primus.ca
Wed Feb 18 14:29:06 EST 2004
I agree about all the electronic crap.....long live my Toyota Land Cruisers!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harmon Seaver" <hseaver at cybershamanix.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [Vwdiesel] Ford diesel hard starting
> Well, if it were an air leak, it would be a problem when it was warm as
> and when the outside temp is over 45F (or when it's plugged in), it starts
> almost instantly. And runs great. However, these engines are pretty weird
> complicated. For instance, after starting, the engine only will run at an
> for a few minutes -- you can put the pedal to the floor, makes no
> and that's the way it's supposed to be. Also, the injectors are operated
> hydraulic system that uses the engine oil to compress the fuel and blow it
> the injector.
> yeah, I know, ether is bad, but it's a good test tool. It could be the
> turbo/intercooler path however makes it nearly impossible to get the ether
> there before it all evaporates away.
> Major PITA having a diesel with so much electronic crap. Totally
> reliablility factor that diesels have always been reknowned for.
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 01:08:03PM -0500, Kevin Jack wrote:
> > > I second Loren....
> > > Try bleeding the fuel system of air (Im not familiar with how to bleed
> > > Powerstroke (injectors, filter, etc....?)
> > > Follow the fuel lines from the injectors to the fuel tank as much as
> > can
> > > looking for leaks.
> > > Could also be the shutoff solenoid...or an underlying problem with the
> > > glowplugs....check for continuity on each plug...make sure your new
> > > have not been blown.
> > > I would also suggest to STOP using ether....
> > > Ether should be the last resort, and can shorten engine life
> > significantly.
> > >
> > > Have Fun
> > > Kevin
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <LBaird119 at aol.com>
> > > To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 11:19 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Ford diesel hard starting
> > >
> > >
> > > > If there's a fuel issue then I suppose it won't run with an ether
> > start,
> > > > just
> > > > a short burst then that's it. I'd check the power at the shutoff
> > solenoid
> > > > when cold and also look for air leaks into the fuel line. Sounds
> > > either
> > > >
> > > > the solenoid's not letting fuel in, or the fuels bleeding out.
> > > > Loren
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