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Help with 2001 1.9D van - Misfire, I think.
#1
First post so hi everyone  Smile

I recently obtained a very cheap 2001 1.9D with the intention of using it for fishing etc.

Its pretty tidy inside and out so I would like to try and keep it, but there's a problem...

It starts on the button every time and ticks over fine etc, but its misfiring I reckon. I thought it was blowing from the manifold but I took it to get a tyre earlier and the lads there said the exhaust is fine, and that their guess would be an injector.

Is this a fairly common thing on these? Its done a few miles, 135k. I am moderately practical and try to do my own work to keep costs down, but how easy to diagnose are bad injectors on these? And are they easy to change?

I would appreciate any input, as I've never worked on a Berlingo before.

Thanks  Wink
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#2
Valve clearances worth checking.
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#3
(18-07-2017, 07:50 PM)jamesg Wrote:  Valve clearances worth checking.

OK thanks for that mate.

Are these engines generally pretty good? Should I expect many more miles from it, assuming I can get it running right?

I don't want to chuck good money after bad, but it'd be a shame to scrap it
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#4
Easy to change the injectors if the engine is running lumpy just crack the union on the injector high pressure pine on each injector in turn when the engine is running. If the engine note does not change or hardly changes that is your duff injector. Just like removing plug caps one at a time on a petrol engine.

Download the free Haynes manual on this site - remember the diesel will be under high pressure.

O by the way Hi and welcome.
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#5
The engine can live for ever - I put over a quarter of a million miles on mine and had to do no more than regular routine servicing. You could try a bottle of injector cleaner in the tank (wait til fuel level is lowish), or change the diesel filter - very easy to access - and at the same time add some cleaner direct to the filter housing, along with some clean diesel .
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#6
The 1.9 is a brilliant engine, give it some love with a very strong dose of injector cleaner and a new fuel filter.

Keep an eye on the oil level of course.

Run it for a while to settle in with it and get to know it.

It should be a cheap wagon to run around in.
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#7
(18-07-2017, 08:04 PM)polar Wrote:  Easy to change the injectors if the engine is running lumpy just crack the union on the injector high pressure pine on each injector in turn when the engine is running. If the engine note does not change or hardly changes that is your duff injector. Just like removing plug caps one at a time on a petrol engine.

Download the free Haynes manual on this site - remember the diesel will be under high pressure.

O by the way Hi and welcome.

Excellent, thanks mate.

The engine starts the second the key is turned, and it ticks over perfectly, but there's that weird sort steam train noise that is more noticeable when you're driving (with the revs). The sort of noise when there's a blow around the manifold, but the exhaust guys say its fine so I'm inclined to believe them.

If I lift the bonnet it sounds louder towards the left of the inlet manifold/injector bank.

I've only had it a day, so I have no baseline for how it should sound/drive. I'm guessing the 1.9 non turbo is a bit agricultural anyway?

Anyway, thanks for the advice, I think I'll try that first
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(18-07-2017, 08:28 PM)geoff Wrote:  The 1.9 is a brilliant engine, give it some love with a very strong dose of injector cleaner and a new fuel filter.

Keep an eye on the oil level of course.

Run it for a while to settle in with it and get to know it.

It should be a cheap wagon to run around in.

Cheers, got it yesterday, dirt cheap as I just wanted a fishing wagon but hopefully I can get it sorted

Did the oil and filters today including fuel filter. I'm guessing its wishful thinking that some injector cleaner might solve my problems haha.
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#9
^^^ A sound start well done .... now just live with it a little and come back in a week.
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#10
(18-07-2017, 08:42 PM)geoff Wrote:  ^^^ A sound start well done .... now just live with it a little and come back in a week.

Thanks, will do mate
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