This LRO reader emailed LRO.email@example.com to ask Andrew Varall about running issues with his Series IIA diesel.
My 1968 diesel SIIA starts fine, runs normally the first time I use it and takes me as far as I need to go without any problems. After that, I stop the engine as normal, using the ‘pull to stop’ button.
Recently, though, after standing for about an hour it starts okay but then cuts out after about 30 seconds and refuses to restart.
I’ve bled the injector pump in case there was air in the system, and plenty of fuel is getting to the two bleed screws on the pump. However, nothing comes out of the injector pipes, even when swinging the engine over on the starter. I’m completely stumped. The injector pump is a CAV DPA 3248760.
Colin Reeve, Lincoln
You've done the diagnostic work by finding out that fuel is getting to the injection pump but not to the injectors. This means the pump must be faulty. Your engine always starts from cold, so the fault is temperature related.
Have the pump looked at by a professional, with a view to a full rebuild. As you’re in Lincoln, try Specialised Injection Services (01522 691182), who are good on Land Rover pumps.
This workshop advice appeared in the November 2014 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.