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Re: Opel 2.5 td hard start cold
« Reply #30 on: 15 April 2019, 17:31:42 »

Would you suggest it's the glow plugs then
  there are more knowledgeable guys than me , but i would think so. i learnt never to let the 2.5 td get low on fuel too. i believe there is a range rover workshop manual that covers the 2.5 straight six lump.
There are some PDF Manuals floating around on the Web, like you say the RR / Freelander was the same Lump just a bit more power.

I may have the PDF Manual kicking around somewhere on a Bak Up, fairly sure you could download from OOF Site somewhere, but that may have been on the older Site. Or maybe I just dreamt it.
Freelander never got that engine. P38 RR only, early L322 TDs got a variant more similar to the euro spec Y25DT

I do have the JLR PDF that covers it.
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Re: Opel 2.5 td hard start cold
« Reply #31 on: 15 April 2019, 19:49:22 »

Sounds like gloplugs to me from my TD experience. Certainly worth replacing them and the leak-off pipes before spending serious money on injectors/fuel pumps etc. :y
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Re: Opel 2.5 td hard start cold
« Reply #32 on: 16 April 2019, 20:12:40 »

Will be replacing the glow plugs end of May unable to do anything until then.Will update the post when done.Thanks for the help so far.Just hope those pesky glow plugs come out easy ::)
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Re: Opel 2.5 td hard start cold
« Reply #33 on: 17 April 2019, 19:50:57 »

Will be replacing the glow plugs end of May unable to do anything until then.Will update the post when done.Thanks for the help so far.Just hope those pesky glow plugs come out easy ::)

A simple job with the intake removed, not so simple without, although TB can do it in 20 minutes while drinking tea. ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Opel 2.5 td hard start cold
« Reply #34 on: 20 April 2019, 10:20:00 »

Will be replacing the glow plugs end of May unable to do anything until then.Will update the post when done.Thanks for the help so far.Just hope those pesky glow plugs come out easy ::)

A simple job with the intake removed, not so simple without, although TB can do it in 20 minutes while drinking tea. ::) ::) ::)
I've only done it once. In my lunch hour. It took 55 mins start to finish, allowing me just time to make some tea and take it back to my desk ;D

From memory, intake off, unscrew the electrical cable tray thing, then the glowplugs are easily accessible.

It would be *VERY* tricky to do without taking the intake off. Verging on the impossible I'd say.
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Re: Opel 2.5 td hard start cold
« Reply #35 on: 28 May 2019, 13:57:14 »

Glow plugs changed.
Took about 3 hours taking my time.
Now starts easy so they were the problem.
Thanks for the help and suggestions.
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Re: Opel 2.5 td hard start cold
« Reply #36 on: 28 May 2019, 22:26:58 »

 :y :y :y
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