Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Poitou Charentes, France
Freelander 1.8 k series !
After buying a basket case 1.8 K series with half the engine in the boot decided to try and fix it!
So after a new piston,sleeve, cylinder head skim, gasket the old girl cracked up first time. Run's great,goes like **** off a stick, no over heating or coolant loss etc.. chuffed as! Except when warm every time you stop it dies and won't start for a few minutes ?? Had it ticking over for over 1hr yesterday & today, occasionaly stalled but started again.Just been out in it and at every junction dies and won't start (easily).
I have cleaned the idle control valve that seems to be working ?? but how can you tell ? Reset it by pressing throttle peddle 6 times !
No carb or points as it's an electronic ignition I'm a bit stumped ?? When you open the petrol tank there seems to be a vacuem and thought maybe fuel filter might be blocked but it runs fine until you stop ?
Changed plugs,leads checked timing about 10 times even ran it one tooth out each way from the crank timing mark and it's the same.
Connecting to a fault reader is not an option as I'm in rural France !
Thanks in advance