Cold starting issue '02 Vito 108cdi

Discussion in 'Engine' started by BK127, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. BK127

    BK127 New Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Mercedes-Benz Vito 108cdi
    Hello. I have several problems with my 2002 108cdi, posted in various parts of this site, but as this is an engine issue, it gets posted here...

    The van starts immediately from cold, but dies again after running for 2-3 seconds. This happens whether I don't touch the accelerator pedal at all, or hold it down a little to raise the revs. Then I have to crank the motor for 30-45 seconds before it fires. The only cure at the moment seems to be to repeatedly depress and release the accelerator as soon as the engine starts. If I do this for 8-10 seconds and then release the pedal, it will idle as normal, and everything seems fine. Starting with a hot/warm engine presents no problems...yet.

    Any ideas, before I have to visit an MB specialist, with associated loss of £££ ? Thanks.
  2. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

    Aug 29, 2010
    Ap Norf
    That one
    It sounds a lot like the problem I have with a 1.9 DCi Nissan Primastar, I've read the codes today and it came back with an injector or wiring loom problem.

    When you have the engine running up to temperature, turn the blowers on full blast and see if you can notice a funny smell.

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