I didnt fancy undoing anything on the injector so i cracked open a union from the fuel rail to one of the injector lines and diesel comes out when i turn the key to what is the ignition position on a petrol car. It flowed out as the lift pump primed then stopped.
When turning the engine over produces a steady flow of fuel out the connection which is what I would expect to see. I know its high pressure but its low volume so am I right in thinking it shouldn't gush out of this connection even if its working right?
I bought a new Intermotor crank sensor this morning but i havent fitted it yet as i want to get the car diagnosed first to see what the ECU points at. That way, if its not the crank sensor, i can take it back.
I read somewhere that the ECU needs to be reset/recalibrated when you replace this sensor, is this true? If so, it means i'll need to fit this while my mate is over tomorrow so he can do that bit too while he's here. I'm really hoping the stories of the ECU being picky about reading Bosch sensors only are not true...
Every second or so try at starting the car, it coughs on the first turn like it wants to fire then nothing at all, not even a splutter. I did a simple test of holding the multimeter wires on one of the injector feed wires and there appears to be signal coming to them (well, the one i tested at least).
Being a digital multimeter with a slow refresh rate, it just flickered up and down from zero to some arbitrary number between that and 12v so i took that as a sign there IS something going on, rather than nothing.
I did expect little niggles with this car, but not big problems so soon into ownership and not this serious. Its a good job i like the car. Like will change to love, once its fixed