Hi, you may have ready in the 2.2 DTI Owners Sticky about my starting problems, but if you havent here is the problem:
The first time I go to start my car each day, it fires up, then conks out, then it takes about 3-4 mins with the starter motor going before it finally comes to life, with a big cloud of black smoke. It done this on the test drive, but hadn't done it untill a couple of weeks ago, (about 6 weeks after test drive)
First time it done it I thought it was where I was parked facing up hill, so fuel drained to back of car, but then it done it everyday no matter where I was parked.
anyways, took it to vauxhall (still coverd with Network Q Warrenty) they plugged it into their computers, came up with 6 faults, cleared them all, and changed the fuel filter (one of the faults), they then kept the car overnight, and apparently started perfectly next morning, so they phoned me to say was fixed, and cost me 127.51p! Warrenty, apparently because its servicable parts, its not coverd.
Anyways, I took the car to them tuesday, and picked it up friday, earliest day I could (it was ready on the wednesday). Paid for it, went to the car to move it out of the car park (as I had my van, so had to move it so I could collect after work without it being locked in carpark), went to start it, but battery was flat, not even 1 turn on the starter.
So a chap came out jump started it of a agila thing, moved it, left it running about 15mins. Great, all working fine, glow plug light actually comes on when it should, engins running smoother, quieter, I was very impressed.
Then, next morning, it wouldn't start, exactly same problem why it went in the first place, and again, this morning, wouldn't start. Only just did intime before the battery was drained.
I'm going to phone them up about it obviously. But where do I stand?
The fault codes (from the reciept I got) are as follows:
"Investigated problem with starting the car.
Carried out tech 2 test. Found 6 trouble codes
u1422 u1421 u1420 b3608 p1222 c0800
Carried out visual and function test .Found the
fuel filter to be dirty.Removed and Replaced filter and tested all ok.
V0093185604 FILTER ELEMENT 13.60 EACH