now a diesel head..
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
if the turbo is banjaxed at 94k then it is your engine is likely filthy...
mine is on 101k and runs sweetly, pulling through every gear nicely ,no probs starting on any day provided I switch to mar and leave for a bit then switch on ignition.
the turbo does actually spool up on start-up the reason why when fitting a new turbo you must make sure to prime the oil feed..the fact yours is not working is probably part of the issue.
as said before diesel engines work on the heat caused by compression igniting the fuel. so either you are not getting enough fuel(injectors/pump, enough air, turbo/dirty air filter or there is a lack of compression which TBH is the worst case scenario.
if it were my car I would firstly sort the turbo issue...( I am replacing mine with a hybrid this month, £150 and its yours...am in guildford so not too far.
actually before this get the codes read this will help diagnose the issue.
next, when was it last serviced, because dirty oil is the main reason turbos fail, 12k interval is way too long I do mine at 6-8k intervals hence I have a healthy turbo at 101k.
so in order check ,battery,cold saps it as well as making the oil in the crankcase thicker so more juice is required to start the engine.
glow plug control module.
fuel filter, if its clogged it will restrict fuel
injectors,leaky or failing injectors will not help.
bottom line a diesel engine that turns over normally but won't start has fuel delivery problems or is lacking air. check air intakes and air filter...if its filthy that is contributing or causing the issue.
lower viscosity oil will help too, try a 5/30 weight during the winter months.
hope this helps.
p.s AHM are very good as well and may be nearer than Autolusso for you in a car with some issues.
Hartley Wintney I believe