19-08-2013, 08:58 PM
I have a diesel berlingo that used to be a 51 registration in UK but is now registered in France. It had been working perfectly but one day wouldn't start. It was towed to a French garage and after several weeks the diagnosis was an electrical fault that required a new ECU at a cost of 800 euros. We towed the car back home and got our normal mechanic Mike to look at it. Mike got it going but it stopped again. Mike has worked systematically checking connections and wires as he feels there is an intermittant electrical fault. He describes the symtons as follows: when fault occurs glow plug light on dash does not go off and fuel injection pump solonoid does not energise, engine sounds like it is in full advance (sounds like a bag of spanners rattling) very harsh. When the problem first occurred it could be cured by disconnecting and re-connecting double injection relay. Suspect poor electrical connection somewhere. Does anyone have any ideas. I wondered if it is possible to check the ECU to see if that is the root cause and if it is if it can be repaired. As you can tell I am not technical.