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Disco 2 TD5 Cold Start Irregularity

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by TheChin, Feb 13, 2019.

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  1. TheChin

    TheChin New Member

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    Good Evening to all,

    My first post and hopefully a first of many; although not always with a grumble or a moan! I've had my TD5 for over a year now and i've loved it, clocking up over 30,000 miles travelling round the UK for work.

    In my time it's been service (full), new glow plugs, genuine fuel pump (no low warning and very noisy), fuel filter (genuine) and fuel pump relay and only last week a new EXPENSIVE battery!

    The car runs faultless when started albeit it for a noisy heater fan; yet it has an odd starting procedure. I have taken a video to explain and I hope you can help me. I am mechanically minded and i've read about the injector washers but i am loathed to throw money at a car without at-least a point in the right direction.



    I do hope you can help and I thank you in advance for your responses.

    Daniel
     
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    sierrafery Well-Known Member

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    Hi, is that symptom intermittent or happens just from cold start after longer rest or how?
     
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    Just from cold start
     
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    You can start by replacinng the air bleed valve(WJN500110) in the rear wheel side port of the fuel fiter then give it a 5 pedal purge sequence maybe you are lucky to escape only with that, to undo the pipe from it you have to squeeze well as to push in the pointed tab both sides and pull


    Air bleed connection.jpg
     
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    apologies I have done that as well, changed when I did the pump/filter
     
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    Did you actually check if the glow plugs get feed? unplug one of them and measure in the plug while the warning lamp is on, cos normally if one has feed they all have... the warning lamp is driven by the ECU and it comes on even if you remove the relay ....if this is ruled out next time run a purge before you start it and if then will start right away then most probably the copper washers have to be replaced
     
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