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    Arrow 2 Litre DTI - will not start - HELP!

    Hey guys,

    On Sunday I tried to start the Vectra up which is a 2 litre DTI. First time it started, began coughing and then cut out. I then tried 3-4 times and it would not start. The engine turns over it isn't the battery etc.

    So today I topped up the Anti-Freeze, put in some additional fuel via diesel can. After a long turn of the key it did start, i gave it plenty of accelerator to keep it ticking over but it cut out on me.

    Lastly I have replaced some of the leak off pipes in case there were any letting air in etc.

    Any ideas what could be the problem here?


    Thanks

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    Is the EML on ? If so read the codes.it could be a few things including EGR or maybe an air leak in fuel ?
    Last edited by bigmac; 17th December 2010 at 18:49.

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    No faults are showing mate!

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    poss air in the system have you had a go at bleeding it ? or try a tow start

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    turn the key to position 2, then back to 0 and remove key then move to position 2 again remove again , try it a 3rd time but this time turn it fully as if to start the car.

    sounds like your fuel may be gelling / freezing
    Last edited by roswell; 17th December 2010 at 19:54.

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    hi, mishima on my old vec b i had the same problem i did everything the book said and aventualy a old tech at opel told me to replace the feulfilter housing thy crack when overtorqt ? lething air in but no feul out i scratcht my head with that story but did it any way as i didnt now where to look anymore and it worked now i dont now it is the same housing in the vec c mine now is diferent but i have the1.9 cdti dont now on the dti s grts,d

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    When you say you put some additional fuel in, how much?

    Sounds like fuel starvation / gelling / freezing

    Has the car been standing long in this freezing cold weather?

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    Thanks for your posts so far guys - the car had been on the drive during the cold weather for over a week. Someone mentioned to me that quite a lot of Diesel cars are having similar issues with the cold weather, its been on the news apparently that a lot of recovery firms are having to deal with this on a regular basis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roswell View Post
    turn the key to position 2, then back to 0 and remove key then move to position 2 again remove again , try it a 3rd time but this time turn it fully as if to start the car.

    sounds like your fuel may be gelling / freezing
    This won't help on a DTi

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