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[Engine] 1.9 diesel, white smoke, engine light
Evening All,

Hope everyone is well. 

I've got a Berlingo 1.9 van 2003. 

Had the van a year, it's done 75k. 

Just had an MOT, drove it back from garage with no issues. Next day wouldn't start. 

Assumed it was the battery, but wouldn't start on a jump. Managed to get it started with some easy start. 

It sounds rough, almost like it's missing. 

Engine management light is on, when revs drop battery and hand brake light come on. 

Has loads of white smoke, that stinks. 

Just changed the fuel filter, and no difference. 

Someone I know has suggested that it's the solenoid valve in the fuel pump. 

This seems like a bit of a pig to change, is there anything else I should try?

Welcome to the forum.
IIRC, white smoke will be lack of fuel, or maybe water. How is the coolant level?
I think it's chucking unburned fuel down the exhaust.

They rev the bolox off a diesel at the mot in neutral for so many seconds, maybe something gave out at that point. Not uncommon.

It's most likely your timing belt has jumped a single tooth and now the rotary injection pump timing is off. I'd get that checked first and asap. That will be the problem, hence the hard starting and white smoke.

Get it timed up properly and check or replace the belt and tensioner. If the belt is good, you may be lucky and just have a sticking tensioner movement and a jumped belt to fix.

Under hard throttle the tensioner needs to move inward as the belt slackens up on the return side while it tightens on the straight side, but it can stick before applying enough pressure and the belt jumps.
My Van: 2012 B9 1.6 HDi Enterprise
(26-11-2020, 07:15 PM)cancunia Wrote:  Welcome to the forum.
IIRC, white smoke will be lack of fuel, or maybe water. How is the coolant level?

Coolant level is on minimum. Checked the oil as well, looks good.
Actual managed to spend some time out there today looking at it. Noticed a random plug hanging out.

Turns out it's my cam/engine speed sensor. £20 from euro parts and it has solved it.

Now to sort the air bag light
Haha nice one, good find. That would do it - no timing signal!
My Van: 2012 B9 1.6 HDi Enterprise
Air bag was an easy fix as well. Sprayed some contact cleaner on the connection under the drivers seat (orange cables) and seems to have resolved it.

Thanks for the help.
Right, we're sending all the broken ones your way lol
My Van: 2012 B9 1.6 HDi Enterprise
The connectors under the drivers seat are a PTIA, the airbag light on our M59 camper is on most of the time but if you touch the connector it goes off. I think it is time to replace it with a choc block.

(27-11-2020, 08:20 PM)Zion Wrote:  Right, we're sending all the broken ones your way lol

Lol, I wish it was always that easy. 

I've got more issues.

I've snapped something on the air inlet valve while removing the manifold to change the glow plugs. 

Wouldn't start this morning after it had been sat for a couple of days.

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