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Old 22nd August 2019, 21:01   #1
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My treasured 75 diesel has never refused to start -till now! Fully charged battery, all instrument light on and correct. try starting and the engine spins ok but no sign of life. The only thing I have noticed is, if I switch the side lights on there is a variale pitched buzz under the bonnet. When I first went to the car the door had been unlocked, so I locked and unlocked a couple of time and it fired. Stopped the engine but wont go again! Please can any one send me in the right direction?

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Do you have an LP under bonnet fuel pump Les? Either way disconnect the fuel pipe where it enters the fuel filter and place it in a large jar. With key to position II you should get a strong flow of fuel into the jar.


Is the oil pressure alarm lamp coming on as it should with key to position II?
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