Previously posted another thread but got no reply from anyone regarding my issue. Its an 04 plate with 167000 on it never had much problems with it very reliable as a taxi and still runs a treat exept for the starting trouble.
Glow plugs replaced and tested pre fitting three weeks ago with a new starter and battery practically at the same time. Also replaced the fuel filter and seals along with fuel hose checks for air being drawn into the system (hoses and connections along with the filter housing seem to be sound)!!!!!!
If i come out in the morning and start it she usually goes but immediately after shes fired she stutters for 5 seconds or so, tried giving her gas but the same also happens then it goes and it runs perfect till the next time i go to start it.
Next time i go to start it when it hot or cold as long as its not been lying any more than a few hours shes kick over for 10 to 15 seconds now without starting and sometimes she dont want to fire at all. However if i give the starter a quick burst the leave a few seconds and turn her over again she fires stright away. Sometime the stuttering comes and goes when shes starting hot too but i cannot find the problem as there seems to be no fault codes being stored.
Ultimately for now she still starts and thats good but this has been persistent every day for the last two weeks and is becoming very annoying. A neighbour of mine is quite good with cars and recommended i look at:
1st) The Solenoid Relay
2nd) The solenoid itself
He said this is most likely where the problem is occuring and to check these. Going to check these but can any one confim if the fuel solenoid itself can be purchased seperate as it looks to be complete with the pump and point me in the direction as to the colour and location of its relay.
Alternatively could anyone please provide me some advise if they have had a similar problem or if they have any idea what it could be.
All help will be very appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!