Re: Weird decelleration
Andrew Renshaw wrote:
> Hi all
> Went out in today my 110 Defender CSW 2.5 TDI 1991 on a H Plate (UK),
> anyway went to pull out a junction in first gear and the revs died, so I
> dipped the clutch. The moment I did the revs came back up, I lifted the
> clutch and away we went, five mins later did same thing again and then
> nothing for the next ten miles and it hasn't reoccured. I was definently
> in first gear.
> Thoughts of maybe water in the fuel or dirt?
> Any ideas why this happened and should I be looking for something more
Could be a lot of things, but your guess of dirt or water in the fuel is the
most likely. I would be inclined to change the filter and drain the water
trap if fitted. If either of these show a lot of water or dirt cleaning out
the tank may be indicated - not easy as I don't think any 110s have a drain
I seem to remember that that engine has an in tank electric fuel pump, and
the same symptoms could be caused by the pump on its way out, or a problem
in the power supply to it, either wiring, ignition switch, or tank earth.