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power loss and 'excessive amounts of water in fuel'

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by disco19, May 15, 2011.

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  1. disco19

    disco19 Member

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    Hi guys I have done a search but I am unable to find the answer.

    I have owned my discovery td5 for just over 2months now since owning it i have noticed an irregular power loss when driving. Some times it starts and pulls like a train then others it starts fine but stuggles to get up the slightest of inclines flat out. During a drive to wales yesturday it did this a number of times but also I felt a judder and 2 lights illuminated for a second then went off again these lights were

    fuel filter: excessive amounts of water in fuel
    check engine: illuminates at any other time, the system is faulty- seek qualified assistance urgently.

    these lights only illuminate for a second then go off again. This has happened another 2 times today. I have had a slight water loss but I think this was due to a leaking hose on the top of the engine which I have now replaced the jubilee clip and seems to have sealed. After driving to running temperature and squeezing the pipes they have pressure built up in them but when you squeeze them the water returns back into the water tank.

    Apologies for the essay but I cant explain it any other way.

    Many thanks to Replys Scott
     
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    iansoady Active Member

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    It would be well worth changing the fuel filter (or at least draining it).
     
  3. Cave Johnson

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    Not sure if you have one on a TD5 but on a 300 Tdi there is a sedimenter that when has crap/water in it really causes the car to bog down. If you have one, I'd drain it. :)
     
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    there is no sedimenter on the TD5 but a new fuel filter is the first thing you should do .
     
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    I agree, for the sake of £4.00 and 5 mins work, change the fuel filter first and see if that makes a difference

    SP ;)
     
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    Looks like spam, so I have reported it.
     
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    Stanleysteamer Well-Known Member

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    oops looks like the forum has been hacked, hey Chastity belt F OFF!
     
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    or a hack, i too reported it, first time ever!
     
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    I would edit post 7. The boss doesn't like that on the public forum.
     
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    Apart from what else has been posted, this could also be an electrical problem, or possibly a sticking wastegate actuator, i.e. sticking at the turbo. Others will come on with electrical advice, but you can start by ensuring the batt is giving full voltage, the connections are sound and all earths are good.
     
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    Dun!
     
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    Was this “hack” connected to my account or another account that posted on a topic I posted years ago?
     
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