Ford E450

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  1. big map

    big map Funster Life Member

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    Hi All
    We are currently in St Davids in West Wales with a starting / running problem. Does anyone know of a rv specialist or good fitter who is local or willing to travel to St Davids?
    Many thanks in anticipation.
    Andrea
     
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    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    What is the problem?
     
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    big map Funster Life Member

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    OK Travelling here the van had an intermittent power loss mostly under-load, we spoke to Duncan at Star Spangled Spanner who suggested fitting new fuel filters, before fitting the filters the van would not start, it turned over but wouldn't start. After fitting the filters the van was started by local breakdown recovery with the help of easy start. The motor ticked over 40 minutes or more and then was stopped for at least 30 minutes and then restarted no problem. Tried to start it the next day and the same starting problem has reoccurred. It seems as though there is air trapped in the high pressure system. The engine fires but will not keep running. We have re-primed the system in accordance with the handbook. It is a 2007 model van with only 8000 miles on the clock.
    Kind regards
    Andrea
     
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    Can't see it being fuel filters at 8000 miles unless you have been putting in some very dodgy fuel or got water in somehow, sounds like air in the line somewhere, letting the fuel drain back to the tank when the engine is stopped
     
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    If you're still looking for a good fitter, try Thornton Motors, 01646 663866. They aren't very close to you in St.Davids, but they've always looked after my Merc and Fiat engined MH's and given me excellent service at reasonable prices.
     
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    Hey, what do I know about diesel engines, but when I was in the US in 2009 with a Chevrolet Silverado 7 litre diesel, I had a similar problem. It turned out to be an "O" ring failure within the oil filter casing which was letting in air and causing the engine to cut out, only to resume working some 30 minutes later when the mechanics were trying to find out what the problem was. The oil filter casing/housing which incorporated the "O" ring was replaced and - no problem for the next 3500 miles! Job done. Hope it helps
     
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    think you meant 'fuel' filter ?
     
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    Our old Volvo V40 had a similar problem and like Diggerjon, the fault was the fuel filter, not an O ring but the rubber priming bulb on top had perished/cracked. This allowed it to draw in air. A new part from Volvo was £110, £28 from Lucas.
     
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    Yup, fuel and not oil filter- slippy brain and fingers!
     
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