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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-06-2016, 15:11 Thread Starter
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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 !

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Would this be better in the MG bit seeing as it's the same engine as I'm realy stuggling/stuck with this !!

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The only fault I had that was similar to this turned out to be caused by a faulty crank sensor.
With a cold engine the sensor gave a strong output but if the sensor was warmed its output dropped, if it got very hot it had virtually no output.

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Thanks for that ! Well worth checking !
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