Ford 1.8D Start Problem (Again!!!!) - razamataz
Hi to group - My wifes fiesta 1.8D has had poor starting since the first frost. The car eventually starts after a lot of cranking then runs fine all day long, until the next frost - so I replaced the glow plugs. No improvement. I changed the fuel filter. No improvement - in fact the problem has recently got worse and the car now fails to start completely. I have tried bleeding air from filter unit bleedscrew but when turning the engine over there is no fuel coming out (although I can get fuel at the injector unions!). The hand primer button freely moves in and out but despite continued pumping by hand or by key no pressure is built up. I have searched previous posts and the filter housing/seals seem to a prob with this engine but I have no fuel leaks. Can anybody please offer advice - the car is in autotrader as my wife can\'t trust it anymore and has bought a replacement!. Thanks in advance.
Ford 1.8D Start Problem (Again!!!!) - Big Gaz
sounds like the seal has gone in the primer, it will move but will not build pressure. Had same thing on Mondeo when changed fuel filter. had to get new primer unit from local car spares shop.
Ford 1.8D Start Problem (Again!!!!) - razamataz
Hi thanks v much for response and so quick!.
Kind Regards
Tony
Ford 1.8D Start Problem (Again!!!!) - Big Gaz
No Probs mate, i think its a common Ford Problem, the primer used to be a Ford only part, but its now available as a pattern part. Hope this solves the prob. Gaz
Ford 1.8D Start Problem (Again!!!!) - Railroad
Also change the manufactured fuel pipe between the fuel filter and injection pump. A common area for drawing air.
Ford 1.8D Start Problem (Again!!!!) - razamataz
Thanks again for advice - as an update have just fitted a new primer/filter housing unit (£30 VAT Hitech at Bury, Lancs - Ford wanted £50.01 VAT). Took fifteen minutes to change and jump start it and, after a spot of air bleeding, is running like a dream. Good job really - it\'s in Autotrader for sale!. Will change fuel pipe as recommended to be on safe side. Thanks V Much again to both of you. Tony
 

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