Fiat Ducato 2.8jtd won't start

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  1. Jez and Lin

    Jez and Lin Funster Life Member

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    Currently just south of Rouen, drove down from Calais with no issues yesterday.
    Fired up okay this morning and sort of coughed momentarily then idle speed returned fine.
    I drove off and within 50 yards the engine cut out. Now awaiting recovery. The engine now turns over but won't fire up. Any ideas before the dreaded French mechanic v Englishman with limited mechanical knowledge debate ensues?
     
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    Just turned the key and the engine sprang to life for a few seconds and then conked out again. Fuel starvation????
     
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    sounds like youve self diagnosed most likley problem, not run out of fuel have you ?any fuel leaks? fuse to pump?filter blocked?
     
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    Have you looked at fuel filter ? Know to have issues on the Ducato..
    May be leaking, split hose.. I am no mechanic but worth a quick look for anything obvious..
     
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    Thanks, none of the above as far as I'm aware no fuel leaks or smell of diesel!
    Could possibly be split hose allowing air in!
     
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    I had immobiliser problems on mine,check the little lock light is'nt lit up when you switch on ignition.
    Alan
     
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    Fuel pump was replaced on my 2.8 jtd.. same symptoms
     
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    Looking like it could be that
     
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    After 36 hours the Garage "thinks" its an ECU problem but will finish diagnosis tomorrow and give me a price.
    Can't help thinking I'M the latest cash cow!!
     
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