Bought this old TD9 a couple of weeks ago.
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It was not running and had no gas cap on the tank so I only paid about what it was worth in scrap.
I took it home and cleaned the tank, hoses and changed the fuel filters. I also made a new gas cap.
When the time came to start it up I put a fresh battery in it and tried to crank it but it felt very tired.
The starter came off and got new bearings.
What a differense!
After the air was bled out of the system the motor fired up in a cloud of black smoke. But it did not respond very well to the throttle and it only ran for a few minutes and then it cut out. There were also a knocking noise like it was not running on all six cylinders.
I tried cranking it right away after it cut out but it did not want to start again.
I checked the filters for air but there were only fuel.
After about 10minutes I cranked it again and it started right up again only to cut out again after a minute or two.
I have tried many times now but its the same every time.
I also put on an electric fuel pump too feed the system but there are no improvements.
I think the problem is in the injection pump. Its an RD injection pump i belive. Not so common nowdays?
Are there any easy fix to this problem or do the pump need rebuilding or replacing?
//Johan from Sweden