[Vwdiesel] Bad Starting
sagspottery at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Nov 1 16:51:25 PDT 2008
I changed it in July and I've only done about 2000 miles since.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ross" <ross at hypertools.com>
To: "Iain Hunter" <sagspottery at tiscali.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 12:42 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Bad Starting
> Iain -
> How long has it been since you changed the fuel filter?
> David Ross N7EPI
> Iain Hunter wrote:
>> My name is Iain Hunter and I live in the UK. I drive an '85 Transporter
>> (vanagon) with a stock 1.6 TD engine. Recently, as the weather has
>> dropped below freezing, the van fails to tick-over once started and
>> usually stalls shortly afterwards, even under throttle. Even if I manage
>> to keep the engine running, she cuts out as soon as the motor is placed
>> under any load. It's as if the engine is running on 3 cylinders. Up until
>> the cold weather, she has been absolutely fine and has started and ran
>> without any problems. Is it possible that an injector has just suddenly
>> failed without warning, or is it more likely pump timing?
>> I realise that this engine was not offered in the U.S, but as far as I am
>> aware, it is the same motor as offered in other models that were. I would
>> appreciate any help on the matter.
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