Lusting over a V6...
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Dumfries and Galloway
1.9 JTD/Saab Tid Problems
Having problems with a Saab Tid engine, same as the 1.9 JTD so hopefuuly some of you wise folk will be able to help...
2006 9-3 1.9Tid (120) 122,000 Miles (Same as the 1.9 JTD 8V)
Cold Starting - Very lazy starting in the morning and at 5pm after work. 10+ seconds to fire. Coughs and splutters for ages but always eventually starts. It's been getting worse for the last 18 months and no one can figure it out. Occasionally it comes up with the "water in fuel, contact service" on the SID but not always.
Once started - Sweet as a nut. Perfect idle, good performance, 50 - 60mpg on the SID and no smoke whatsoever. Has never missed a beat.
Warm Starting - Much Better but not perfect even after an hour on the road doing 50+mph. It just has a brief splutter before catching. Not quite normal.
Work carried out:
Glow Plugs Replaced
Leak back pipes replaced
EGR Valve cleaned out checked valve working (Twice)
DPF Regenerated (this was almost two years ago. It helped for a while but then got worse and worse)
Diesel filter checked for leaks
Full diagnostics with no faults picked up
Just got it back from a Diesel Specialist who checked fuel pressure, Crank Sensor, etc. He said there is a slight fuel leak around 3 of the 4 injectors but he didnt think this would cause the problem. Ended up saying he had run out of ideas and gave it back! I asked him if the injector seals/washers would cause these symptoms and he said no.
I'm at my wit's end with this now, any help much appreciated.
Thanks for reading.
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