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Thread: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

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    HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    Hi all, I could do with some help. On Friday my 1990, 90 Tdi struggled to start then cut off I restarted it whilst pressing the accelerator pedal and stayed running though nothing of it, dropped the kids off at school and whilst driving home it went sluggish and lost power. BUT..... my fuel guage has been a abit dicky as of late and whilst i turned the key back on the guage read under the white line, which in turn is under the red line indicating no fuel.

    So I've been away a few day came home to try and sort, I've put a petrol can of fuel in it, and whilst i cranked it my mate has been undoing the injectors to make sure there is diesel there which there is but it just wont start.

    Thought we do the process again in case there were air bubbles in there but even after undoing them a few times etc still no start, and no I've flattened the battery again trying.

    One other thing is after I've been cranking it for a while the oil light starts to flash then goes out.

    Bit long winded explanation I know but wanted to try and give info.

    So the question is... can anyone shed any light.

    Thanks all.

    Nige


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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    Have you knackered the pump/ glowplugs fuse/relay? Might be worth a check

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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    Had a look at relays and they seem fine tbh. When i turn it over fuel is coming out of the injectors ok. Glow plug light admittedly goes out after only a second but it always has and still started fine even in winter . ***** still wont go lol

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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    Crank shaft sensor?

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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    Im thinkin it all started due to running out of fuel. Im going to have to find someone to plug it in see what it reads. You guys dont know anyone mobile do ya

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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    If the glow plugs were knackered would it actually stop it starting even though its warm

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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    If the plugs were naff it would be erratic when turning over and fire up the same, but it would run.

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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    They self bleed if you run out of fuel, just takes a while to get through to the injectors.

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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    It won't be glow plug related, my Ibiza (mk4 TDI engine) will start and run with no glow plugs at all, just a bit rough and smoky if it's cold outside. And as scoobie says they self bleed when run dry.

    It's possible it's sucked up some crap from the bottom of the tank and clogged the fuel pickup or the fuel filter. Any air bubbles in the clear pipe that goes to the pump?

    If there isn't I'd get it plugged in to see if it has any codes.
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    Re: HELP !! Mk4 Tdi wont start

    Cheers guys i cant see any bubbles in the clear pipe and diesel is freely spitting out when ive undone the injectors and cranked her.

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