User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: 2.2 DTi Struggles to start...

  1. #1
    Regular Member si_hoss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Stevenage, Herts
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default 2.2 DTi Struggles to start...

    Hey all,

    My 2.2DTi with 84,000miles on takes it's time to start. It turns over perfectly fine, however i have to keep it turning over for at least 3-5seconds before it bursts into life, the odd occasion a bit longer.

    I'm used to other Vauxhall diesels, and have always waited for the glow plug light to extingush before turning them over, this model doesn't have a light and even though I've left the ignition on for 10seconds or so each time it doesn't improve the start.

    Is this a common thing for this engine? I've only owned this car for a week!!! Someone PLEASE tell me it's an easy fix... lol

    Si

  2. #2
    Administrator plasma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    On the Forum
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    398 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRi

    Engine : 150

    Year : 05

    Mileage : 74000

    Default

    does this happen when left for a period ie over 5-6hrs, or every time you start it? Any smoke when it does fire?

  3. #3
    Regular Member si_hoss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Stevenage, Herts
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    does this happen when left for a period ie over 5-6hrs, or every time you start it? Any smoke when it does fire?
    Everytime, whether still warm or not. I did a few short journeys round town today and each time the same thing. I'd say it's more 2-4 seconds eachtime, it has failed to start on first attempt before to. It doesn't smoke at all (as far as i know).

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Belfast
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    The DTi has got a glowplug light. You won't see it unless it's below 4C, or your heating circuit isn't working.

    I'd say your leakoff pipes are dosed, letting air in to the pump.

  5. #5
    Regular Member macdad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East Midlands
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Well the glow plugs won't be coming in to play with the temps were getting now..i think they come on @ about 3 or 4 cel.

  6. #6
    Regular Member si_hoss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Stevenage, Herts
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I've heard of leakoff pipes on this forum, what are they, where are they and are they easy to replace? (Sorry for the 20 questions )

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Belfast
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    They're the little black rubber hoses at the front of the engine that return unused fuel from the injectors. They doze and let air in to the injectors.

    Any mechanic will be able to replace them, it's a very common problem with the 2.0 and 2.2DTi engines. Parts are less than a tenner for a roll of the hose and new t-pieces, and half an hour should do the job.

  8. #8
    Regular Member si_hoss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Stevenage, Herts
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    They're the little black rubber hoses at the front of the engine that return unused fuel from the injectors. They doze and let air in to the injectors.

    Any mechanic will be able to replace them, it's a very common problem with the 2.0 and 2.2DTi engines. Parts are less than a tenner for a roll of the hose and new t-pieces, and half an hour should do the job.
    Cheers - I've been researching it this evening and gonna go to Vauxhall's tomorrow morning to see if they have this in stock, then have a go changing it over.

    Thanks chaps!!

  9. #9
    Regular Member si_hoss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Stevenage, Herts
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    TYPICAL!!! Spent £27 on 18" of pipe and two t-pieces (they only had two not three in stock) this morning, and now my car's starting perfectly!! I've not done anything to it yet!!!!

  10. #10
    On a Sabbatical VauxVeteran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nicking Ya Dinner.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    It's not only that, it's also injector seals that go, this is a more involved job, but if the hoses don't cure it that will be your next avenue, car will start sometimes if it's only stood a few hours, leave it a day or two and it wont, tip for you if you have a hill nearby, park it nose down, this helps until you can get it fixed.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 1.9cdti 120 struggles to start
    By villadam in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25th June 2012, 09:39
  2. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 22nd September 2011, 14:22
  3. Diesel struggles to start at certain temperatures
    By Scottish_Gaz in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10th March 2011, 23:28
  4. my car struggles to engage in reverse gear
    By patdavis in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29th October 2009, 19:37
  5. cdti 150 struggles on tick over
    By robk6112 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 1st September 2009, 20:52

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •