Series Land Rover
(Australia & NZ)
Series Land Rover Diesel Engine Idling Problem
There are a range of possible reasons why the diesel engine on a Series Land Rover could be having problems idling smoothly and without stalling. The main reasons are dealt with by category below. As with any fault diagnosis we should be prepared to allow for there being more than one cause of the problem. So check all categories even if a fault has been identified already.
Fuel injector problem?
If it has been a while since they were changed then some poor quality fuel could have caused significant blockage. Replace the filter(s).
Fuel return pipe partially blocked?
Not a common fault but could lead to rough idling. Easily checked by removing the pipe and blowing though it to check for obstruction.
Injector pump have incorrect timing?
The timing is set by loosening the pump and turning it, but the appropriate workshop manual needs to be consutlanted for the relevent procedure.
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