Questions tagged [diesel]

A type of internal combustion engine where ignition happens when fuel is spray at high pressure into a compressed charge of air, or the relatively heavy fuel oil used in compression-ignition engines.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Can the throttle position be high during idle

I used an OBD to get data from one of my friend's car - Volkswagen Polo 1.5L Diesel. But the car was idling at around 900 rpm, while the throttle position I got was around 22%. How is it possible? As ...
4
votes
1answer
489 views

Oil Level Citroen C1

Hi I've got a Citroen C1 1.4HDI rythym. I think that the engine oil is filled too high. I checked the oil after letting the car heat up and having it on a level surface. I took it to a garage where ...
4
votes
1answer
90 views

Should I prefill my diesel oil filter during an oil change?

When changing oil in any diesel engine, should the oil filter be prefilled prior to installing onto the engine?
4
votes
1answer
192 views

306 Peugeot Vivante 1.9 diesel won't start – I have changed glow plugs and relay

306 Vivante turbo diesel won't start. It has new glow plugs and relay, exhaust is leaking badly in first section and the turbo is on the way out, but turns good thought it would at least fire up. ...
4
votes
1answer
886 views

Biodiesel and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)

I read a little about DPFs and biodiesel. Some claim that there's a reduction in lubricity and/or viscosity of engine oil when using B30 or above. They warn about increased engine wear because of it. ...
4
votes
1answer
47 views

Starting issue with 2007 F350 6.0 diesel

Intermittently, when it's cold out and I'm starting starting the vehicle and then shutting it off the vehicle will start to crank while the key is in the off position. With the vehicle in the off ...
4
votes
1answer
46 views

Coolant type for 1977 Diesel

I have a marine 1977 Perkins T6.354 6 cyl, 6 liter turbo diesel. There are different types of coolant available and I've done significant research into this question and have not found a clear answer....
4
votes
1answer
6k views

Engine suddenly died on uphill, then went back to life after a few tries

Car: BMW 318 TDS Compact. 90HP. 168.000KM Situation: was driving a very intense uphill section at 70km/h, in 4th gear (2.000 rpm). Everything was ok. Engine sound, temperature, etc... Suddenly, ...
4
votes
0answers
69 views

Results surprising said lab reporter of emission testing on Toyota Qualis Diesel 4 wheeler on AVL DiTest MDS 205

I got emissions of Toyota Qualis Diesel car tested with the AVL DiTest MDS 205, the result sheet had following columns rpm, temp, secs, CO(%vol.), CO corrected, CO2(% vol.), HC(ppm),HC corrected(ppm),...
4
votes
0answers
88 views

Why do so many diesel engines have problems with aluminum oxide in the cooling systems?

I have a bad case of aluminum oxide contamination in my 98 Mazda 626's cooling system. While researching the subject, and filtration solutions, I noticed that this type of problem is very common ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

injection fault Renault Megane 2 1.5dci [closed]

I have a Renault Megane 2 1.5 dci with 150,000 km on the clock. Sign the injection fault, then the engine stops or makes rattling noises. I noticed that the hose back fuel for air bubbles that appear ...
4
votes
0answers
486 views

Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the timing belt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed on my 2006 Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI 140. I've had it back for two days now and it struggles ...
4
votes
0answers
267 views

1989 7.3 IDI wont start

I have a 1987 F250 with a 1989 7.3 IDI swap, the truck always used to run great. I went outside to try and fire her up and she wont start. I've tried plugging in the block heater and using ether. It ...
4
votes
0answers
232 views

Running in oil a for light diesel engine (Japanese, Toyota 3L)?

What would you use as a running in (break-in) oil for this engine? I have this engine, and it has just been reconditioned, new pistons, conrods, crank and bearings.
4
votes
0answers
421 views

Excursion SuperDuty Cannot Calibrate Speedometer

I have an 02 Excursion Limited Diesel and cannot get the speedometer calibrated. I purchased the vehicle with 35" tires (original equipment is 32") The tires were about 75% worn and the speedometer ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Lag at accelerating and/or loss of power

This may be a long shot. So, I have a Renault Megane 2, with a 2.0l Diesel engine with theoretical 150hp and 340Nm of torque. The thing that worries me is that when I push the pedal, it just takes ...
3
votes
4answers
69k views

What is causing air in my fuel line?

I have a 2003 Jetta TDI. I drove it last night with no problem. This morning I cannot start the car. I popped the hood, and discovered air in the fuel line between the fuel filter and injection ...
3
votes
3answers
6k views

2004 powerstroke white smoke now no start

I have been trying to fix my truck for a while so long story. I need help bought a 2004 power stroke with 100k miles. It ran well for 15k miles then started having low power for first few minutes to ...
3
votes
2answers
587 views

DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and Turbo: Golf TDI Bluemotion(hybrid)

I have a problem with my 2012 Golf TDI Bluemotion. The DPF and turbo need to be replaced. The replacement costs about R65 000 SA Rands. Is this common with this TDI blue motion engines or it's my ...
3
votes
4answers
114 views

Why do worn diesels emit black smoke?

I have often noticed that on the road, whenever a heavy diesel accelerates, it emits a huge cloud of black smoke. If this happens in front of me, I put the air recirculation mode on. This typically ...
3
votes
2answers
527 views

What is a “dummy injector” used for?

I stumbled upon this TDI Dummy Injector yesterday. Nice photo, but without any explanation of what the purpose of a "dummy injector" is, let alone why one would spend nearly $400 US to be in ...
3
votes
2answers
120 views

Fluids for Citreon Berlingo Diesel With Manual Transmission

Opened the bonnet, looked to LHS beyond screen-wash reservoir, removed cap on (?) hydraulic oil, found it to be RED in colour and below minimum level when engine not running. Went to shop: insisted I ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

air bubbles in diesel fuel line of peugeot 206

Hi I have a peugeot 206 1.9L Diesel (1999). I recently changed the fuel filter and now the engine is running very rough and sometimes cutting out especially at low speeds. I have noticed that there is ...
3
votes
2answers
455 views

1999 diesel Ford fiesta not starting

I'm having trouble starting a 1999 ford-fiesta, diesel (EN engine), that would be mk4 of fiesta. What I tried (in that order) was: Changed fuel filter Tried starting spray (the engine seems to have ...
3
votes
1answer
199 views

Diesel engine on LPG

I have seen LPG powered petrol cars which can run on both the fuels. But I have not seen any Diesel engine car running on LPG. Is it possible to run a diesel engine on LPG?
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Jetta Mk4 TDI 1.9 - Hard to start when cold

My Jetta Mk4 TDI engine is hard to start in the mornings when the temperature is down around 16° F. When you turn on the key it goes like it's going to start, but the idle remains down. I continue ...
3
votes
3answers
7k views

Oil overfill with residue in exhaust manifold

Can overfilling your oil cause oil residue in your exhaust manifold without you breaking a ring?
3
votes
2answers
2k views

keep getting air in the fuel line

I put 17 liters of petrol in my Renault kangaroo it already had 8 liters of diesel in it had it drained by mechanic put 12 liters diesel in it took a while but did start and run well until I got 3 ...
3
votes
1answer
58 views

Does anybody know what this is?

I was admiring my grandpa's John Deere 5203 tractor today and saw this. I'm pretty sure that's the throttle connected to the spring-hinge, so I'm guessing it's some kinda fuel injection. However, I ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

After five years in garage diesel car wouldn't start, what should be done?

One of my friends left his car in the garage since five years back and he has lived abroad since then. He left it with a full tank(its a diesel), and it ran perfectly well back then. Now he's back and ...
3
votes
1answer
429 views

VW Golf 2001 Mk4 Diesel ASR Engine Problem

I've spent a crazy amount of money on my car lately and I still have the same problem. I've replaced the: Catalyst Converter Radiator Starter Motor EGR Valve Track Rod ends & Wheel Bearings The ...
3
votes
1answer
48 views

Cause of faulty EGR valve

I recently had my diesel Range Rover sport serviced but the garage didn’t re-seat the fuel filter correctly causing a leak of fuel. At the same time, my engine light came on and it turned out to be ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

Swift Diesel engine seeing decline in power - Need overhaul or bad turbo?

My 2008 Suzuki Swift Diesel 1.3 DDiS has run about 150,000 kms. In the last few weeks, the car seems to be losing its powerful acceleration. While there is no sudden drop in power while accelerating, ...
3
votes
2answers
138 views

Should I perform any special checks when buying a high mileage car?

After a series of breakdowns with my current car, I've finally decided that its time to get a replacement. Looking round local dealers, I've found a 9 year old used Mazda 6 diesel which seems to meet ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Does free revving diesel engine near redline for 2-3 seconds harm it

What happened is I accidently pressed the accelerator and rpm shot to 4800-4900 rpm in neutral. The engine was fully warmed-up. Redline of the engine starts from 5000rpm and revv-limiter kicks in at ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

Starting problem when it`s cold

I have an "S40" diesel VOLVO. Everything was fine about starting and things till I had to change the injection pump due to its leakage. Of course a brand new injection pump cost an arm and a leg, so I ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

VW (Bosch) TDI injection pump fuel shut off solenoid functions

The Bosch diesel injection pumps used by VW in their ALH TDI engines have a fuel shutoff solenoid (N109) which is supposed to cut off fuel to the engine. The engine has been setting a DTC 17946 - ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Car won't start in the cold

everyone! I've googled about this issue, but couldn't find much info. I hope that someone could help. I have cold start issue below -10C(14F). If it just -10C it harder to star, but if temperature ...
3
votes
1answer
108 views

Diesel Injector Well full of Carbon

While looking over my friend's 08 Kia Carnival J3 2.9L Turbo Diesel, I noticed a strange huffing noise. After removing the decorative engine cover I discovered this: This injector well is filled ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

Sudden Turbo Whine That Oscillates with Manifold Pressure

I'm looking at an 08 Kia Carnival J3 2.9L Turbo Diesel that a friend brought to me today. The complaint was that all of a sudden a day or two ago they started hearing this whining noise that changed ...
3
votes
1answer
179 views

Mini Cooper 1.6 Diesel Carbon Coming From The Exhaust

I have just recently bought the car and have noticed that the car kicks out black smoke when I am driving, this only happens once or twice, but there is a lot of carbon inside the exhaust and also the ...
3
votes
2answers
462 views

Why won't my '05 VW Caddy rev past 3500rpm?

I've got a '05 VW Caddy 2.0 SDI here that didn't run at first. Scanning the OBD (with a chinese knock-off ELM327 scanner, and the Torque Pro App) gave me a P0726 fault code. The description says "...
3
votes
2answers
858 views

Doesn't want to start

Some help would really be appreciated. I've got a diesel Renault kangoo 1.5 dci 2006 that is being stubborn. It will start with e-z start without too much trouble. I thought the issue was a blown fuse ...
3
votes
1answer
281 views

What is the loud clanking sound at low RPM (video included)

At low RPM, which occurs in 3 different scenarios (starting, shut down, and clutch-out), the noise I am hearing comes from the engine compartment. The van in question is a 2003 Kia Pregio diesel van. ...
3
votes
1answer
528 views

Check engine light between 1300-1800 RPM

I have a 1995 gmc Sierra hd with the 6.5L turbo Diesel engine in it. I just recently bought it and when ever I hold around 1300-1800 rpm the check engine light comes on, when I take my foot off the ...
3
votes
1answer
24 views

Have 01 Dodge ram 2500 desiel automatic transmission

Transmission started making grinding noise on way home. Took forever change gears put it in my garage dropped transmission found round bearings in bell housing. I can't tell if they were from front ...
3
votes
0answers
36 views

Diesel engine smoking

So I am currently working on a Ford Transit 2013 Diesel. The vehicle had a startup problem. I went ahead to change the turbo, fuel filter, and even had to extract the DPF from its chamber (because ...
3
votes
0answers
917 views

Does BMW use piezo-injectors for all their diesel engines since N57?

I've heard rumors that since piezo-injectors in N57s proven to be unreliable, BMW switched back to solenoid-type injectors in later engines. Now I see piezo-type in B57 specs. My question is what ...
3
votes
0answers
500 views

Meaning of P0245 (16629) DTC on VW ALH TDI Engine

I'm seeing a P0245/16629 – Solenoid Valve (A) for Boost Pressure Control (N75): Short to Ground – code on our 2002 ALH TDI. The solenoid valve controls the boost by moving the vacuum actuator that ...
3
votes
0answers
546 views

Mahindra KUV 100 and Suzuki Alto OBD protocol

Can someone please tell me the OBD-II protocol of Mahindra KUV 100 (diesel) and Suzuki Alto (diesel). Also whether ELM 327 Bluetooth will work? http://www.ebay.in/itm/SuperMini-ELM-327-Bluetooth-v2-...