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 Post subject: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Pretty as much title it took 4 attempts to start it today which is a first but once started its fine? Anyone any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:54 pm 
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solenoid contact on the starter, you can recon it yourself, see ebay for kits


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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:02 pm 
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I should say it seems to spin over fine it knocks the oil pressure light out.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:08 pm 
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have you driven it though?
under load


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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Yeah ive done a 90 mile in it today it never missed a beat..... just am not use to it not starting after a couple of spins it took 4 times of about a dozen spins each time?

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
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If it starts better when warm, change your glow plugs


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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Do they just go that quickly? Al see what happens over the next day or so. Are they a pain to do?

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:03 pm 
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twats if they round off.
thing is they will start with next to no heat, but when the temperatures start to drop weak ones are exposed

you might be able to see some unburnt diesel being kicked out on cranking or after start up (grey chuffs of smoke)


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Reet cheers for that, like i said today was the first time ive had any problems with it. Al see what happens over the next day or so then order some glow plugs for the weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:18 pm 
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solenoid contact on the starter, you can recon it yourself, see ebay for kits



This, they are the same as land rover TD5's they are a nightmare when worn. They can work a 1000 times then not work for 10 then work 4 times ad not for 150. It's a pain, I've probably changed the bushes on these solenoids about 150-200 times.

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:33 pm 
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But if the solenoid had went surely it wouldnt spin the motor over? Just spin the starter?

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:50 pm 
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Hmm, your title says "starter" and the first post doesn't say it was or wasn't cranking ;)

Air getting into fuel system can make diesels bad at starting. Check the leak off pipes, the injector pipes. If you wanted to be 100% it isn't leaking back. Fit a one way valve on the return pipe to tank.

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:42 pm 
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I'd be checking the in-tank pumps (if it has the twin setup) as these are a known failure. Usually gives starting problems when the tank is below 1/2. Eventually it can cause the underbonnet pump to pack up too.

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
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Hhmmm well i carnt fill my car above half or it pi$$es it out....

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
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Do you realise how dangerous diesel spills are on roads!

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Am aware hence why i dont go over half a tank as i dont want to pi$$ my money away.....

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
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Have you checked the access cover in the top of the tank? The 75 my dad currently has was taking a leak out petrol because someone hadn't put back the rubber seal correctly.

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
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Actually thats where it comes out from..... hhmmm al have a closer look at it and see what the crack is.

I will add its been behaving its self the past few days....

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
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I read your thread yesterday 17 April 2016 ! Obviously an old one but relevant to many. I've had worsening troubles starting and same when driving up hill with the odd cut out at speed. Thought all sorts of things could be causing my issue :cry:

My issue was finding a lose wire to the fuel cut off solenoid on injection pump. Hal-la bloody loo-ya... Someone had used a chocolate block type connector to wire up a replacement solenoid. Wire was not screwed up tight, basically just sitting inside connector lose.. Pulled wire right out without any effort, having a good look around engine. Good result to just tighten up a lose wire for a change !!

The good side is I'd tried to clean out pump by filling fuel filter with mineral turps and cranking it into pump during a start window and a soaking over night. This seems to have quietened down engine by giving pump and injectors a clear out or I'm deluded by optimism!

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 Post subject: Re: Intermittent starter 75 diesel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:56 am 
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My problem was the in tank pump in the end. As soon as it dropped to 1/4 of a tank or lower the problem started. But it's now fixed :D

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