kevsterjw wrote:blue estate wrote: if your battery is flat due to the cold aswell DON'T BUMP START
whys that then?
mozzer wrote:Hi all just a thought as mentioned in the write up at the beginning...... Number one on the list was...... AIR!!! after recent issues with my 2.5di I cable tied open the EGR butterfly valve....... now when at idle this valve was closed (Mine was complety closed not sure if it should be)
So when starting from cold without pressing on the throttle pedal that valve was closed so no or very little air gets in????
When mine did start from cold there was a big plume of white smoke and it was smokey for a few minutes following......... Since doing the EGR Valve mod ......Starts much easier from cold little or no smoke....... which makes me wonder if the postion of the butterfly valve needs to be adjusted when the throttle is closed to ensure some air gets in.... the link rod from throttle to valve is adjustable....
Davesbackbone wrote:My 2.4 is a nightmare to srart in the cold, when the engine is warm its great at starting, i light up the glow plug light a few times on the dash then crank it and it cranks nice and quick full throttle and it trys and struggles then goes with a plume of dark grey smoke, it sounds realy rough aswell when running, like a tapping noise but louder and more echo'ee than tappets if you know what i mean(what is this?) this goes off as the engine gets warmer, any ideas? Its embarasing more than anoying lol, i havnt done anything to rectify it where shall i start, just a service mainly glow plugs and airfilter or does it sound a little more complicated, HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!
Mr Gas it wrote:CORRECT COLD START PROCEDURE
I have owned loads of transits over the years, going right back to the Kent diesels which just would not start when it was very cold, but I am curious as to the correct starting procedure for my mark 7 - prior to this one the last two Transits I had were both Mark 6's (a W followed by an 02)and I never had to do anything to get them to start even in Arctic conditions, just turn the key and away they would go, didn't even have to give any throttle - fantastic bits of kit. This one does not start as well and when it is cold it runs like the old Gardener 5XL, in a rhythmic sequence not a continuous smooth tickover which puzzles me given the earlier models appeared so much better, the other strange thing is following the advice on a post on this forum I tried holding the throttle hard down and waiting for all the lights to go out on the dash and then cranking it over, when it started despite the fact that it was in the flat out mode it just ticked over, no revs at all but if I release the pedal and then re apply pressure to it the revs rise in the normal manner? Just to complicate matters, the instruction book recommends no throttle but depress the clutch fully! Help!
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