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Old October 1st, 2015, 06:21 AM
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So as luck would have it, the 90 started acting up 4 miles outside the cabin in Asheville. At first blush, it seems like something to do with the Ashcroft ZF tranny, but that's not a guarantee. Can someone recommend a shop in the area that has experience with the ZF's?.. (this one is Ashcroft's upgraded internals and torque converter to handle the 2.8). Thanks in advance!
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Old October 1st, 2015, 07:41 AM
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Acting up like how? Loss of drive? Does it have fluid?
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Old October 1st, 2015, 07:55 AM
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There is a shop right in/outside Asheville that's been around forever. Going to take a while to find the name though.

Blue Ridge Rover Works?
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So as luck would have it, the 90 started acting up 4 miles outside the cabin in Asheville. At first blush, it seems like something to do with the Ashcroft ZF tranny, but that's not a guarantee. Can someone recommend a shop in the area that has experience with the ZF's?.. (this one is Ashcroft's upgraded internals and torque converter to handle the 2.8). Thanks in advance!
Contact Dr Dave and tell him the Mercedes Land Rover guy who stopped by last year sent you.
His shop works on all the older Mercedes there.
Most anyone will point you in the right direction.
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First off, thanks for the quick replies!!

So - jumped back in truck this am (it was a late night last night). Upon further review, it doesn't seem like the tranny to me right now. The truck drives and shifts normal if out of the boost (or, more specifically since it's a vnt- at 2000 rpm or less). As soon as the truck goes over 2k, and gets a bit deeper in the boost, the truck starts to lurch and sputter with power. This whole tdi stuff is new to me, so unsure if it could be something as simple as a boost leak, or something more serious. I managed to actually use the search feature, and stumbled on to blue ridge, and am waiting here now. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Thanks again!!! (Wish us good luck)
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Looks like:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5412...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Blow off valve hose?
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Old October 1st, 2015, 08:42 AM
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Does sound like a boost leak, but the worst kind. Sounds like the kind that only displays itself when under boost. Best to check each connection and re-torque
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Blow off valve hose?
I think you are on the right track. Boost pressure is being lost and therefore power is weakened.

Happened to a buddy of mine in his aircraft a couple of years ago, right after maintenance to the Turbo. Improperly clamped hoses blew off during test flight. He landed but not at the airport......
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First off, thanks for the quick replies!!

So - jumped back in truck this am (it was a late night last night). Upon further review, it doesn't seem like the tranny to me right now. The truck drives and shifts normal if out of the boost (or, more specifically since it's a vnt- at 2000 rpm or less). As soon as the truck goes over 2k, and gets a bit deeper in the boost, the truck starts to lurch and sputter with power. This whole tdi stuff is new to me, so unsure if it could be something as simple as a boost leak, or something more serious. I managed to actually use the search feature, and stumbled on to blue ridge, and am waiting here now. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Thanks again!!! (Wish us good luck)
Buy a fuel filter for a 1980s era Jetta and install it.
Sounds like you have fuel delivery issues and are running fuel starved at higher RPMs.
You could try installing a 12V diesel pump back by the tank.
Do you have a sedimenter you can drain?

If there is white smoke you have water in the fuel.
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check the boost diaphragm on the injection pump
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So we're waiting for two fuel filters to arrive (this truck is running two at different particulate sizes). Best descrip I can give is that the truck starts "coughing" (including lurching) above 2k. In neutral, and on the throttle, it's making boost. I haven't noticed any white smoke out the back. I also don't hear anything that sounds like a boost leak with the hood open and under throttle...
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I'll be up there Friday in the rover camp area. I have a 2.8. I can help you diagnose. Sure sounds like fuel blockage to me so far. once you get the fuel demand high enough, a filter restriction is preventing sufficient supply for the demand.


I've had boost leaks before and I can usually hear them while driving. air pressure sound like a tire going flat. should be relatively easy to isolate. of course, at expo we'll be doing it under massive rain.
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So we're all fixed up! Thanks for all of the replies and suggestions! In the end, the NAS inline fuel filter was left on the frame rail, and was clogged solid. Happy it was such a simple fix, the trucks running like a bat out of ... ;-)

Looking forward to seeing those heading to expo. Safe travels!!
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Was this from Blue Ridge Rover Works? Buddy bought a truck from there years ago and had them service it as well with zero issues, so I'm glad to pass them along.
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you need to dump that old filter housing! Glad to hear you're set.
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you need to dump that old filter housing! Glad to hear you're set.
Replace it with a sedimenter. Your lift pump will thank you for it.
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Sorry for the delay, we were busy drooling over all of the shiny things at expo yesterday evening.... ;-)

I met with Ben over at blue ridge - a great guy that ultimately forwarded me over to a diesel shop call High Impact Diesel. I highly recommend them if you're running a diesel and in the area. Again, thanks for all of the help! As for that inline filter, it's coming off ass soon as we make it home. Both of the racor 's we're running are also sedimenters, so I'm hoping we're good to go moving forward.
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You want a sedimenter before the lift pump. A little piece of dirt comes through and the check valve in the pump gets stuck open.
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Sounds amazingly similar to my problem last week with the 300. Simple change to Sedimenter, lift pump, filter sorted all of my problems.

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