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Boy how time flys, i had my 620 GSDI stored for over 2 years and have now come to try to start it up, have changed the oil and filter, charged the battery but its just not firing just little wisps of smoke from exhaust anyone give me any tips on getting her started?

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Is there any good fuel in it,

make sure the battery is good, a charge of an old battery may not be enough.
It will have to crank over for a long time untill the fuel gets to the engine as the pipes empty between it and the tank.
 

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Have you tried priming the fuel?
Also check that the battery is good enough as it'll never start if you don't turn it over fast enough.
 

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I have put 5 litres of fresh fuel in the tank, i don't have the workshop manual for the Diesel just the petrol, how do i prime the pump ? i have squeezed the balloon thing near the filter a couple of times till it became firm , the battery has been recharged at my local garage and could power a small town at the moment, engine turns over fast enough. heater plug light comes on and goes off has normal, only done 200 miles since it was last MOT'd 2 years ago
 

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Loosen the fuel bleed screw on the top of the fuel filter.
Pump the priming bulb till bubble free fuel comes out of the loosened bleed screw.
Tighten up the screw
Loosen the injector fuel unions
Turn over the engine until fuel comes out of the loosened fuel unions and tighten them up.
Then with any luck the engine will start.
 

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Thanks for the help i will try again tomorrow see if priming the pump and the injectors does it ? or get someone to tow me down the road.
 

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Well i did the pump priming and there is no air in there now and then i backed off all the injector fuel line nuts but there does not seem to be any fuel coming out of the fuel injector fuel pipes when i turn the engine, i can though hear a quite loud electrical type of buzzing coming from the fuel pump area at the front of the engine???
 

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n The buzzing is normal. Loosen off all the injector pipes at the injector ends, but dont undo them all the way, and give the engine a good cranking until fuel comes out of the unions. Then tighten them back up and give it a wirl.
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Well i finaly flattened the battery turning the engine over got around 10 seconds of cranking out of it you would think the fuel would be pretty close to the pump after i had primed the fuel filter? all the injector unions are loose but no sign of the fuel???
 

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:idea: just a thought when was the injection pump belt last checked or changed?

is it possible that with it been sat 2 years that the pump has seized and maybe when you have tried to start it you have snapped the belt?

if theres fuel upto the pump but nothing coming out it doesn't sound to promising to me check all the connections electrical wise to pump because if the pump solonoid isn't getting a signal from the ECU again you won't get any fuel out of it.

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Hi All

Sorry to crash in on a thread,but I have almost exactly the same symptoms on my 220 sdi.It has been idle for about 3 months.
It will not start,no sign of it firing at all.
Just disconnected the fuel injection pipes at the cylinder head and no fuel evident when cranking over the engine.
I have changed over the stop solenoid and am getting a good 12v supply to the solenoid.
The pump injection belt looks OK and I can see no obvious electrical connections not in place.
I am fearing that it is the Pump which is faulty.
Is there anything else,I could try.
Any advice appreciated.

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Try a can of Easy Start. It will run on this and it maybe enough to start the pump working if its airlocked or the fuel control shaft has seized.

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Hi Ron

Many thanks for the reply,will get some easystart and give it a go.

Just been making sure that the stop solenoid is OK and again cheking electrical connections,still not starting.

Can anybody help with which sensors can stop the fuel pump from delivering diesel to the injectors.Can I test any of them or test the supply from the ECU to the injector pump.

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I think i may need to buy a new battery the old one took a high amp 1 hour charge from the garage and did have lots of power but now does not seem to want to hold much charge from my home charger? so the job is held up till i get a new battery.
 

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Ron

Many thanks for the advice,after 3 or 4 attempts at spraying the easy start into the air inlet and running the engine on the easy start,I got diesel through the injection pump and flowing through the pipes to the head.

Been running the engine for 20 mins with no problems.

Hopefully it will start up again tomorrow,with no air leakage problems.

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Back to life after 2 years

Thanks everyone she fired into life this afternoon needed to charge the battery again, this time Diesel started coming from the injector unions tightened them up and she fired on the key considering shes been stood for 2 years the engine sounded fine ran her on idle till she reached normal running temperature.

One thing i forgot about was before i put her into storage i recalled that the gear changing had become very stiff this was while i had been using her in normal everyday use, the stiffness is still there obviously but i am going to put a seperate post on the forum about this see if anyone can suggest a cause and a cure?

Thanks again. Dale
 
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