Xantia 1900 Td 1994

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right_z_fred
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Xantia 1900 Td 1994

Post by right_z_fred » 24 Aug 2002, 03:22

Help . Very difficult to start , gives every indication of air in the system, but I have bypassed the tank and used a gravity feed to the filter and still get the same problem . It is worse when hot than cold I would estimate it takes three times as much turning over when hot . Once started it goes like a rocket , no smoke , no loss of power , and uses no oil . Any suggestions please
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Post by pwatson » 24 Aug 2002, 05:09

Fred, (or may I call you Right?!)
If you are still feeding the fuel through the filter it could be that which is letting air in - via the primer pump bit. Try putting a length of transparent hose between filter and fuel pump and if you have lots of bubbles thats the problem. New filter housing is quite expensive - about £60 I think. Seem to remember reading that Mondeos use the same filter and they were a regular service replacement part - and the same price from F**d dealers.
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Post by right_z_fred » 25 Aug 2002, 12:59

Thanks Phil, I will give it a go and get back .
by the way , you can call me left right or centre. Cheers Fred
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Post by right_z_fred » 31 Aug 2002, 01:24

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Thanks Phil, I will give it a go and get back .
by the way , you can call me left right or centre. Cheers Fred
Fred
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Post by right_z_fred » 31 Aug 2002, 01:29

Hi phil , sorry for the delay but we are in the throes of moveing.
Tried your suggestion , actually I by-passed the filter and fed fuel direct into the pump using an inline filter but I am afraid its just the same . thanks all the same
Fred
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Post by Dave Burns » 31 Aug 2002, 02:06

Hi Right, have you checked the leakoff pipes between the injectors, air can get in here and cause the same prob's.
Crack a union and see if there is fuel there at the start of cranking.
Dave
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