Leave the injection pump to last. Most times the pump is fine anyway unless it springs a leak.tajmall wrote:Thanks Phil, as far as I know the Glow plugs are working ok but will get my brother to check it on Fri when he comes. In the mean time is here anything else I can try before I go to the expense of having the pump removed ?
You may not need the cold start advance if smoke on start up and during warm up isn't bad, which often is the case with GB being that much milder than parts of Europe during the winter.With regards to the cold start that has been removed what do I need to put it all together again ? As you can see on the photo there is what looks like a thick cable at the pump end which has snapped off. At the dashboard side there is what looks like a choke cable which is not connected.
I am currently hoping to borrow a heavy duty battery until I can afford a new one.
The correct cable is similar to the throttle cable in construction and operation; finding a replacement may take some time with being fitted to CF2 models only and often being broken or missing. I've not seen a working one for a long time now.
The click as the solenoid plunger moves isn't that loud. Best check is to see how far fuel is ejected from the pump bleed screw hole when the screw is removed and the engine is cranked on the starter, which also confirms that the rubber end of the solenoid plunger is unseating from the fuel port as it should. You can leave that to when the system is being vented: removing the screw is a dodge to quickly vent the pump from 'dry' once the filter is vented.I also read on another thread about solenoid shut off. I don't think it's a problem as the fuel is reaching the pump but do not hear a click when I turn the ignition, which suggests it may not be working properly.
Diesel engines can die for any number of reasons leading to poor fuel delivery and, or, air and water ingress. Clan Bodger interventions during the life of a CF come top of the list ...The hardest thing I'm trying to get my head around is why the van started when I bought it then died half way home never to start again I was originally hoping it was just a clogged fuel filter as had the same symptoms on a car I used to have. Having said that I am stubborn and have decided that even if it takes me a long time I am determined to get it going - it's just gonna be a bigger project than I originally thought !!!