So after 3 yrs of ownership, my tdi decided to have its first breakdown, half way on my journey from Brisbane to Moura, QLD, in the sunny town of Chinchilla. I was overtaking and changed from 4th to 5th, and started to loose power after I.engaged the clutch again. I promptly pulled over, and before I came to a full stop, the engine stalled. After retrying to start, there was no love unless I pumped the accel pedal. Once started, if I keep the accel up, and hold the revs, she runs.. Didnt try moving it though, so unsure how well she runs given the initial power loss.
After getting to towed I now have the keen eye of the local mechanics looking over it. I put a call through to Dan in at Rockhampton Land Rover as theyre my go to for major work... He's suggested filter, lift pump or injector pump replacement could be the issue.
The RACQ chap looked up similar issues on their database and said that a similar issue occured to someone resulting in the injector pump change as well as the injector harness. He advised that this included ripping the head off.
I keep thinking back that if I manually pump the primer, she kicks in so it suggests to me, this might be shagged? I replaced it under 2yr ago though from Mackay Land Rover Spares.
Anyway, I wanted to pitch to the masses if there was anything you guys could shed some light on? These local chaps dont see to man LRs so i'd like to give them a fighting chance and keep the costs down.
Thanks in advanced.
1997 Discover Series 1 TDi
Last major service 190k