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Thread: LT35 Diesel Engine 'misfire'.

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    LT35 Diesel Engine 'misfire'.


    Here's a real head scratcher.

    The vehicle, a camper, has the D24 2.4 6 cyl non turbo diesel.
    184,000 miles and used with care over the past 24 years of our

    ownership. Annual oil/filter changes and fuel filter changes. No veg
    oil ever used. Slow warm ups before using higher revs.

    Symptoms: Engine runs smoothly at low revs, up to around 45mph in top &
    from 50 + also smooth. Runs rough between 45mph & 50mph, just
    like a misfire on a petrol engine. Same symptoms for similar revs
    in the lower gears, so its rev rather than speed related pointing to
    an engine issue. Particularly noticeable when you hit the 'bad' spot going up hill.
    No smoke when warm. Symptoms came on over a two day period around 3 months ago
    but haven't got any worse.

    Performance, such as it is, is about the same as ever and MPG again
    pretty much the same at 27mpg. Engine sounds ok when running smooth.
    ie, no nasty noises. Same when 'misfiring'.

    What have we done so far?

    - Injector pump changed for recon unit with 12 month guarantee.
    - Injector nozzles professionally cleaned.
    - Injection pump timing checked as ok.
    - Fuel filter changed.
    - Fuel system bled several times, no sign of bubbles in the
    supply pipe to the injection pump.
    - Vehicle run from separate fuel supply to eliminate any fuel
    pipe issues.

    Local diesel expert (well thought of) is mystified and we are getting
    poorer by the day!

    If anyone has come across similar symptoms and has any ideas as to
    the cause, I'd love to hear.


    1989 LT35 2.4 TDI

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    Sorry to be a pain - I'm new to the forum, but I had two replies to my original post to which I responded.
    I can't find any of these responses. Can the Moderator help please as I have some further information?
    1989 LT35 2.4 TDI

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