W124 250D starting issue.

Discussion in 'Engine' started by minio, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. minio

    minio Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi all,


    Slowly but surely my 250D is coming back to life. Latest problem is engine/starter related (I hope).

    The car starts first time every time but once the engine has been turned off it struggles (or simply doesn't start at all) to start again. The engine is turning over but nothing happens...?

    I am puzzled!

    Any ideas?


    Thanks
    Greg
     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    Almost certainly an air leak into the fuel pipes.
     
  3. bolide

    bolide Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Assuming a diesel engine is warm, and has run successfully previously, the thing most likely to prevent it running again is lack of fuel

    See post above...

    Nick Froome
     
  4. Benzguy300

    Benzguy300 New Member

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    Check the glow plugs
     
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    minio

    minio Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Many thanks lads. Fuel filter and fuel pipes have been ordered.


    Greg
     

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