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#1 lumpy

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:00 PM

hi all, my 1995 td escort has lost power :( , ive changed the fuel filter , but still the same, ,,, it was driving fine and sort of lost power, it now wont start unless i give it a squirt of easey start, but when started you can hold it flat out and drive but with a serious lack of power,the turbo is spinning and dont have any play in it can anybody please help with this

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#2 iuserford

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 04:50 PM

ive changed the fuel filter ,

Hi mate, how old was the last filter? They should be changed once a year, twice if you can. Did you pour some fuel into the filter before you put it on? I use to pour diesel from the old filter into my new one, making sure I splashed a little on the top, to wipe around the seal with a finger.

Also, don't make a junkie of your engine. Cure it, down feed it Easy Start. My old man had a Transit that would never fire without it. That was back when you had to hold a button in for 2 minutes before you cranked it.

Glow plugs okay, got some volts there? Other thing would be to check an injector line/s to see if fuel is getting there, hoping your pump is okay.

The Isuzu lump in my Corsa 1.5TD outlived the body work. All you got to do with a Diesel, is service them regulary. I did Oil change and air filter every 6 months and the fuel filter once a year., and dont forget to drain the water every 2-3 weeks.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:24 PM

Hi mate, how old was the last filter? They should be changed once a year, twice if you can. Did you pour some fuel into the filter before you put it on? I use to pour diesel from the old filter into my new one, making sure I splashed a little on the top, to wipe around the seal with a finger.

Also, don't make a junkie of your engine. Cure it, down feed it Easy Start. My old man had a Transit that would never fire without it. That was back when you had to hold a button in for 2 minutes before you cranked it.

Glow plugs okay, got some volts there? Other thing would be to check an injector line/s to see if fuel is getting there, hoping your pump is okay.

The Isuzu lump in my Corsa 1.5TD outlived the body work. All you got to do with a Diesel, is service them regulary. I did Oil change and air filter every 6 months and the fuel filter once a year., and dont forget to drain the water every 2-3 weeks.

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hi yes done all that but still a pig to start, but when started, a serious lack of power.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

No insult, is the pump from the tank ok? Pig to start and no power,air filter, fuel filter, fuel starvation ie blockage. You've checked you got fuel at the injectors and you have juice at the Glow plugs

it was driving fine and sort of lost power

can you elaborate on sort of lost power?
Dunno what else to suggest mate.
I'm not a mechanic, I'm just trying to help whilst others hopefully reply. Another suggestion maybe join another forum.
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:06 PM

have you checked all your vacume/boosthoses for air leakes?

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 05:43 PM

have you checked all your vacume/boosthoses for air leakes?

hi,ok, not to sound a bit divvy, but what hoses/pipes am i checking and whereabouts are they, do i have to remove the intercoller to do this

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