interestingly mine did exactly the same one day this summer but in reverse blocking the main road through our busy village, afraid brute force was the only option touch wood it hasnt happened again and Ive no idea what caused it
compression test would quickly eliminate engine health as a factor, if done yourself youll just need adaptor for the glowplug holes to fit tester theyre pretty cheap to buy now, a good engine should be in the region of 400psi then allow some for age etc however if it doesnt use...
traditionally a well worn engine becomes hard to start when warm due to compression loss bump starting it turns engine over faster than starter so it will start, could be your problem how many miles on the car? has it had proper engine oil services
youve got a a strange fault there, if it was starter/battery related youd expect cold starting to be worse especially this weather however the noise you describe is difficult to diagnose without hearing it
do you mean jump start as in leads from another car, if that works youve more than...
hard to tell
difficult to say definitively as these engines as a rule wont start if none of the glow plugs are working
however with easistart and air in the fuel system Id still expect it to crank a bit til it pulls air free fuel thru
best look at the clear fuel pipes before you start to...
I use this
messy but works, rust doesnt want to be blisters/ flaky...
instead of pushing down on the casting like you did push on the top of the damper as the bushes fail and can rattle, if the bushes have failed it could also explain your "shaking like ****" because as a result the damping wont be working
whilst manifold is off best replacing all the O rings on the clear pipes and prefilter etc and check black rubber hoses feed and return and clips hissing when you release tank cap try running it with cap loose, any hissing will mean lift pump is working hard to draw fuel making it more...
does your engine have the hydraulic damper on the auxilliary belt tensioner, slightly worn bushings can cause a tappety sound at lower revs ,put your thumb on top of it see if the noise stops
From memory when I swapped the diff on my 202 diesel for a different ratio Ian Dronsfield said there were 2 actual sizes of diff fitted i presume according to engine power and I believe the older models with a shared back wheel abs had the sensor incorporated in the diff and not the...