Member Since: 22 Sep 2010
Could the Iid tool be used to run the FBH in a situation like this?- although it would be better used for what it's designed for and help find the real cause of poor starting, although even the Iid tool cannot test cylinder pressure's.It can when others can't,
It will when others won't,
It goes where others don't.
30th Nov 2016 4:50 pm
Member Since: 23 Jul 2014
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
the FBH circulates watrer around the ECT sensor, fooling it into hot start mode even though the cylinder bores are cold.
but....but.... it starts without hesitation.....
Mind you it's running for a good 40 mins before I drive off in it.Dave
D3 2006 HSE, Cairns Blue
Member Since: 21 Aug 2007
Location: Wales, mun ;-)
A bit of a follow up on my cold starting problems.
I conversed with Bodsy via several PMs and decided, for the money, I'd give the kit a go. As it happened he was in the delights of South Wales on a Friday so I wouldn't have to wait long. This was a stroke of luck as on Thursday, it was so cold I could not start the car at all and had to get the in laws to drop the kids offat school and I had to work from home.
Anyway, Bodsy turned up on Friday and fitted the kit. It's one of them Altox jobbies and there's another thread on here about them. I suspect I could have had a go myself but I'm pretty sure I'd have b***ered it up somehow. So to me, it was worth getting someone in who knew what he was doing.
Obviously Bodsy made the fitting look easy but there was a PITA factor of registering the SIM card, downloading apps, visiting websites, entering in unique device numbers, phone numbers and passwords. Thankfully he'd done that a few times as well and now all works like a dream.
I had a chance to test it on Saturday morning as we had another cold sub zero start to the day and after 30 minutes of running the FBH, it fired up first time. Personally, that's all I care about. I'm not ripping out a head and having stuck glowplugs drilled out because that's up to three weeks off the road, waiting for the head to be returned from a specialist and the cost is extortionate as well.
I'll give it a month and report back to let other s know how it's working out.
It is still worth getting your plugs and injectors checked. If you are masking a problem it's best to know what it is.
Glow plugs are needed for engine efficiency, throttle response and low-down pickup. They are not just there for starting. Spending money on an FBH remote rather than diagnostics is potentially unwise. Given the reliability of the FBH, unless it has been serviced (unlikely), you are probably not out of the woods just yet.
And yes, I am sure Bodsy was keen to sell you something. Did he test your engine sensors, plugs and injectors?
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