e320 starts then stops

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    ricardo62 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    hi I don't think I will get a answer , but if anyone has a idea as to why just recently my e320 diesel is starting in the morning then just cutting out ie the engine dies , if I leave it for 5 mins it cranks over trys to fire but wont , eventually it will start , a bit lumpy but settle down , then fine all day , but it is good I have a good battery , , it has fuel in tank not less than half full , I did have the fuel filter changed last yr , on another note does this car have a pre fuel filter like my old c250 , a mesh that I could take out and clean .
    The filter that was changed was the canister 1 , also im using morrisons fuel ?supermkt
     
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    Check all the plastic fuel pipes and around the high pressure pump for leaks...letting air in.
     
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    you think that could be the problem ? if it is then would it run fine all day like its doing , it is not turned off for 5 hours a day , my job is courier wrk and I leve it running while I do deliverys , rather than swithing it off and on 100s of times a day
     
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    They are only difficult to start when cold...they are fine when warm.
     
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    it starts 1st time frm cold but just dies after around 3 to 5 mins then is reluctant to start I have 2 keep cranking it then leaving for a few mins then try again , so far on the last few occasions its started , but it doesn't give you much confidence in the cars reliability , the reason I dnt keep turning it off is that I would be starting it hundreds of times a day and eventually I guess doing that will wreck the starter motor , I figure its better to just keep it running till ive finished doing my deliverys .
     
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    ...so long as no one jumps in and drives it away!
     
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    my area I deliver to is very quiet and posh big houses with large driveways I park on , so im only feet away at any given time , plus I doubt the starter motor is designed to be used around 500 times a week , I doubt it wld put up with that kind of abuse , just very odd that once it starts its fine all day , I did recently put injector cleaner in a tank of fuel ,coincidence ?
     
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    MB Star session needed really.

    Last one I had like that it was the Y/74 valve on the fuel rail.
     
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    ok but I really cant afford a star session if I take it to my indy he has a snap on reader and only charges me a tenner , wld that reader be good enough? and out of curiousity what does the valve do that you described
    just had a read up about the valve and seems it cld be that , but why do they have 2 fit all these complicated valves and electronic gizmos to cars , what was wrng with the simple old diesels back in the 70s when so long as you changed filters and oil they would run 4 ever why do manufacturers have to fix what isn't broken and make things less reliable and complicated!
     
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    I remember the old ford Granada diesels and they didn't have all these complicated valves and stuff fitted and they worked fine
     
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    I remember them and they didn't work fine at all and didn't run for ever.

    Head gaskets, bottom ends, excessive fuel consumption, smoking, noise,
    the 2.5Di good riddance.

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    ok but the point im trying to make is older diesels were less complicated and I think more reliable and didn't need all these complicated extras to work
     
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    How can you compare your almost 200bhp torque machine to anything available in the 70s?
     
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    I think I get you , but do you not think that the earlier less complicated diesel is more reliable ? so long as its given regular oil and filter changes compared with a modern diesel
     
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