I'm having some problems that I can't seem to just identify? I've read the forum posts regarding similair issues but i'm either non the wiser or perhaps i can't accept some of the answers, any help or pointers would really be much appreciated!
I have a L200 - Single Cab 1998 2.5 TD
I have a full service history and carry out regular maintanence. (i.e oil change every 5000 miles or so)
When I bought the truck i was told that it had just had a new fuel pump fitted. This is why some of the posts have confused me?!?
The truck has a start up problem, this begun around July (this year). I decided to get some advice and as a result of this advice I changed the Glow Plugs. The problem seemed to cure but now the cold weather is setting in again it has started again.
I have decided to change the plugs yet again, but the problem has not cured this time and the starting is getting gradually worse and worse.
So much so the plume of black smoke is nearly killing my mother in her bed room!
Joking apart, this issue is has cost me over £500 so far, having new plugs and full service on top of my normal maintanence.
The symptoms are as follows:
start one - turns over - no start
start two - turns over - no start
etc, etc , etc
if frosty, then its straight to the jump leads even though new batt, starter and alternator are new!
Start six - fires and sounds like a tug boat with a big plume of black smoke.. then runs fine all day long!
from the info I have read it could be any of the following
fuel pump causing lack of compression?
Any help would be much appreciated