17 TGD running issue

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17 TGD running issue

Post by Ross S » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:48 pm

Hiya fella’s,
My 17 TGD n/a has a running issue, whereby when the fuel level gets to a below anything but a full tank, say 3/4’s full, then the engine begins to miss and will stall if the throttle is not opened further...
I really have no idea what this could be, it is particularly problematic if facing an incline, almost as if the fuel pickup from the tank is effected some how.
My BX has only covered 55k and has I believe spent lengths of time laid up and inactive.

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Re: 17 TGD running issue

Post by rutter123 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:31 pm

Could be perished and corroded fuel lines, if they are the original steel lines and rubber pipes
When was the fuel filter last changed?
The tiniest pinhole leak can cause issues.
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Re: 17 TGD running issue

Post by Ross S » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:36 pm

Fuel filter has been done about 1000 miles ago.

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Re: 17 TGD running issue

Post by Defender110 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:53 pm

I would think you are drawing air. Has yours got a diesel pre-heater , these are very prone to drawing air and most owners use to simply by-pass them when they start drawing air as they are not required. Do a forum search for 'diesel pre-heater' . I bypassed mine on my TGD auto as it started drawing air after I brought it out of storage.
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Re: 17 TGD running issue

Post by Ross S » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:45 pm

Hmmmmm what does the pre heater look like?

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Re: 17 TGD running issue

Post by rutter123 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:08 pm

Pre heater is on the back of the engine on the offside , easier accessed from underneath. Just follow the fuel lines up to it.
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Re: 17 TGD running issue

Post by Ross S » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:14 pm

Ah OK, I will get her on the lift at work 😊

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Re: 17 TGD running issue

Post by Defender110 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:20 pm

Ross S wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Hmmmmm what does the pre heater look like?
As I suggested a simple forum search will give you the answers:

viewtopic.php?t=22236&p=265583&hilit=di ... er#p265583

viewtopic.php?t=19048&p=234441&hilit=di ... er#p234441
Kevan
1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC