200 TDI Suddenly Won't Start
I have an '84 British spec. d-90 with a 200tdi from a '94 disco. So, it has run great for two years (I had one incident where I had to replace the fuel shutoff solenoid... the truck would occasionally shut down at speed). Excepting that, it always has started right up and run great...its used regularly (a few times a week). Anyway, I ran the truck Sunday, washed it, started it up again after the wash and put it away in the garage. Today, it would not start. It would run for a couple of seconds on the first turn of the ignition and then sputter out. Successive starts would result in no running at all. Leave it awhile, and it would run a couple of seconds again on the first crank of the ignition and thereafter, it would not run at all. I cleaned out the sedimentator (not much sediment in there) and drained the fuel filter (no dirt in there). The filter was replaced less than a year ago (December of 2011). I replaced the fuel pump at the same time (December 2011)as a precaution. I checked the wire going to the fuel shutoff solenoid (it is intact). The starter cranks and the motor seems to be getting fuel, since the fuel filter and the sedimentator were full of fuel when I cleaned / drained them. Didn't notice any water when I drained the filter. Any ideas of what else to check out as a starting point? Anyone have this type of experience? Thanks in advance for any advice.