Swearwolf

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About Swearwolf

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  • First Name
    george
  • Ford Model
    Cmax 2.0tdci
  • Ford Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Northamptonshire

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  1. thats ok i just can't afford another car unfortunately, i'd scrap this in a heartbeat lol
  2. well it's not the pump LOL
  3. so thermostat/temp issue is resolved. (still poor mpg) oil leak resolved. (vacuum pump gasket) stuttering boost/brakes thing resolved. (map sensor) starting issue remains. did a leak off test and each injector gave 80mls return over 6 minutes at idle, seems excessive but they were identical levels? so leaning away from injectors.... thinking of trying the HP pump next. sorry to keep bringing it up but i am slowly getting there LOL
  4. small update on this one. regarding the poor fuel mileage, it came to my attention that the temp gauge never hit the centre. in fact it rarely moved at all recently off of starting position. this lead me to believe the car was running cool - and indeed it appears the thermostat is stuck open and the car is never getting to temperature. the best i got was thrashing it down the dual carriageway for 16 miles it went to 1/4 but then i put the heater on it went back to 0 position this leads me to believe that the poor fuel mileage is due to permanent open loop in the ecu due to overcooling.. will replace stat this weekend and update starting issue can ***** off. lol
  5. its me again sorry to be annoying lol i still havent rectified any of the faults even with rigourous testing and fiddling my mpg is still maxing out at 25 on a run and its financially draining, i got a diesel to save on fuel lol when it finally starts i also get white smoke from under the bonnet and all inside the car if i forget to turn the fans off
  6. unplugged the coolant temp sensor this morning before starting started much much quicker but not perfect any ideas?
  7. so put a non return right out of the tank - still wont ***** start replaced all injector seals and leak off seals and clips for new - still wont ***** start just to reiterate wont even think of starting without my foot jammed hard on the gas pedal and loads of cranking. sometimes sounding like its trying to catch but doesnt, til it eventually starts with plumes of white smoke from exhaust and into the ***** cabin if i forget to turn the fans off. where next?!?! fuel pump?
  8. so essentially the fuel filter is whats emptying overnight then? makes a bit more sense now lol also just found my oil leak.. the vacuum pump 😮 need to find a gasket for that now...
  9. Ohh, I thought between the filter and pump was best to avoid the pressure between them dropping overnight so I need to put a non return before the fuel filter?
  10. I’m sure it’s internal or something, as the check valve on the inlet to the pump stops the fuel from backing up overnight, could the leak off pipes having a slight leak cause it?
  11. ...nope! still just as bad
  12. I’ve done (what I hope) will help, and added a aluminium non return valve in the fuel line from filter to pump. All fitted now with some 8mm fuel hose etc, car runs fine but the real test is tomorrow morning 👍
  13. im leaning towards a fuel issue: left it cold after my nightshift last night and recorded the fuel pressure during start up (its in kPa), ignition on no cranking: 650 kPa (6.5 bar) (pressures all recorded at fuel rail) initial crank no acceleration just key it crept up to 16,840 kPa (168 bar) and fired, mountains of white, dieselly smoke. turned straight off, back on, fired immediately, no smoke. this defo suggests a fuel pressure issue doesnt it?
  14. another update. it was 9c outside this morning and went to take kids to school, car took just shy of 30 seconds to catch and fire, by far the longest its ever taken it seemed to be cranking over too slowly to fire? as it sounded like it wanted to but didnt quite make it.. im not sure where to go now as i cleaned up all the earth connections i found etc but is it starter or battery? battery looks relatively new is 760cca 80ah yuasa thing but unsure where to go from here
  15. Glow plug fault cleared now was loose pin in plug. Still won’t start. The plugs each get 12.3v for 7 seconds once key is turned and can hear the relay click off after 7seconds... always 7 seconds either hot or cold starts first flick of key rest of day after getting embarassing