Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by phalinmegob, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. phalinmegob

    phalinmegob Guest

    my m reg cav td does not want to start anymore after it has been standing
    for a few hours.had glow plugs changed and relay checked.cleared water from
    fuel filter.i have been told that fuel could be running back into the the hell do i solve this.any idea's
    phalinmegob, Dec 4, 2006
  2. phalinmegob

    Bob Dodds Guest

    If its got good few miles on it and starts worse when its cold then its
    probably the valve clearances. When I had one it gave exactly the same
    problems and advice from this news group said to get the valve clearances
    checked. They are set with shims and a shim kit cost more than getting it
    done at a garage at the time. After that it was like having a new car with
    it starting first turn of the key.

    The only other time I had bad starting was after a fuel filter change. It
    really needs to be screwed up tight on the seal and the seal on the heater
    above it if its been disturbed, or air leaks in to the filter bowl. This one
    was obvious as the I had just changed the filter.

    Bob Dodds, Dec 5, 2006
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    egondalia Guest

    Its def the Shims, I had the same problem. I am no mechanic, actually
    never done any car work, but I managed to take off the top cover and
    change the shims. Get the book, it pretty much tell you have to do it.
    The hardest part is getting the new shim sizes correct. I found that
    even after using the table in the book, I still had to get slightly
    smaller shims then required, after checking the current gap spaces.

    I have another problem, I took off my passenger side, drive shaft to
    change the CV joint (cause I couldn't get it off the wheel part.) Now
    I have refitted the shaft, it make a bad vibrating noise, more so when
    turning right, any ideas would be welcome'd.

    egondalia, Dec 6, 2006
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