Hi all. I`ve a V reg MK2 estate with a slight problem. Cold starting is rubbish and the idling is low. I have had the glowplugs and fuel lines checked, all ok. The only thing I cant see working is the unit, (which I cant seem to find the correct name for)that is under the battery which has a throttle style cable attached to the fuel pump arm. When this arm is moved by hand, the revs go up a little and idling is lovely. Can someone give me the correct name of this item and where can I get 1?
I`ll post a pic later. The only way I can describe it is how I have lol. Where the accelerator cable links to the arm on the pump there is another arm which the item I`m after connects to via another accelerator style cable which travels to the item low down under the battery. Cheers for your help on this so far hoppy.
thats deff the partial load solenoid mate. why do you think its that if you dont mind me asking.just i might be rong but that would not work proply if you having trouble with air in fuel?and it a good starter on a morning and is it smokey when running rough?might be somthing els
the cable should have a black twist ajuster just under the throttle ajuster on the fuelpump try playing with that first mate and check and clean all the wire termanals that go to and from it and the fuse.i hope its somthing simple!its not nice not knowing. i think you can take it of and try it on your battery to see if its working that way.i think i would try that first
99.9% mate,if your under engin cover is missing it lets all the dirt cover every thing and they are not in the best of places relly and the wether we have had means road salt thats the killer!clogs every thing and any thing up
I am also having trouble with this device. The gearbox on the front of the motor (that actuates the cable) has plastic cogs which have worn down. So now the motor whirs away to itself and nothing happens.
Is this a partial load motor or a cold start advance? Cos starting is apalling and very smokey. (pump seems to tick fast and regular for few seconds after key)