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Author Topic: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire  (Read 3036 times)

Offline 2355andrew

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intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« on: August 31, 2016, 09:51:38 PM »
Hi all, random one here. My mk3 galaxy 2.0 tdci 2008 has started randomly being a bugger to start. most days it starts fine after a few revolutions of the engine it starts fine but then on other days it tunrs over for 3-5 seconds starts firing then runs. the car drives absoultly fine with full power and minium smoke at full throttle.
Any sugestions??? thanks

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 11:50:14 PM »
Might be worth getting fault codes read initially before delving deeper.

Offline 2355andrew

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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 07:13:55 AM »
Sorry forgot to mention I got the delphi code reader and it's all clear. No Mil light to. Thanks

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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 10:28:51 AM »
I would be checking the fuel system for leaks as it could be drawing in air losing prime. Pay particular attention to filter housing and seal aswell as any pipes that could have rubbed through somewhere.

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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 07:50:32 PM »
have you done the on board computer check to see if there is any old codes logged?
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Offline 2355andrew

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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 08:27:55 PM »
Thanks guys for your help,  checked again today but no codes. started fine today a numours amount of times throughout the day fine then the last time to come home it started fine but cut out 5 seconds before i drove off.  i do agree it could be fuel issue, watching the fuel line between the filter and the high pressure pump there is a few bubbles that flow through it....is this normal!?!?

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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 09:29:06 PM »
No, there should never be air in the fuel line. You sir, have a leak!
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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 09:34:18 PM »
thanks for your reply, no signs of fuel leaking out but i guess it would draw in air rather than fuel leaking out! will get investigating. cheers.

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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 11:19:53 PM »
Yes a leak will cause air to enter and fuel to drain back.

Check them poxy fuel return clips on injectors and also where the fuel line runs close to any part of engine,body or wiring for signs of rubbing

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Re: intermittant poor start/ intermittant missfire
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2016, 08:58:22 PM »
Hi Andrew, I had a mate who had the same problem with his Galaxy a  year ago and it turned out to be the fuel filter. He serviced the car and replaced the fuel filter with a MANN filter which cost 28 as supposed to a genuine fords at around 60 and it turned out that the cheaper one was faulty he replaced it with the fords own make and it never skipped a beat since, hope this helps. Andy

 

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