2.1 diesel pump

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StevePembs
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2.1 diesel pump

Post by StevePembs » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi everyone
I am currently running a 1997 406 2.1DT executive nicely run in at 409,000 miles however I am having fuel pump problems.
The pump fitted is the Lucas epic, which has been causing the car to idle strangely and has now developed starting problems so I wondered if anybody on here would have or know to a replacement pump as I am struggling to find anyone to even look at it as they are apparently very difficult to repair.
When the car starts I can hear the pump timing advancing then regarding even when the throttle is held at a steady rpm, so any help would be appreciated.

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Doggy
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Re: 2.1 diesel pump

Post by Doggy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:38 pm

Hi Steve & welcome aboard. 8)

I've no personal experience of these and they are getting fairly scarce but hopefully someone can help.
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate

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Re: 2.1 diesel pump

Post by StevePembs » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:29 pm

I understand that the Citroen XM 2.1td has a Bosch mechanical pump which fits as a direct replacement and allows the use of biodiesel, but I have contacted a few breakers who are dismantling these but none have replied which is sad as if I cannot find a way around this problem she will have to be scrapped.

frog
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Re: 2.1 diesel pump

Post by frog » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:20 am

Couldn't you have your current pump repaired / overhauled? Maybe it is a matter of fitting new seals and filter(s)... There seem to be a lot of "gasket kits" for sale out there for this kind of pump.
Current "fleet":
2003 406 Estate 2.0HDi 110 - 7 seater
2001 Citroen Saxo 1.6i 8v 100

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2000 406 Sedan 2.0 HDi 90
2000 406 Coupé 2.0i 16v 138 - Riviera Blue

PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Netherlands.

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Re: 2.1 diesel pump

Post by PeterN » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:26 am

Try the 'French Car Forum' Jim on there has a good knowledge of these pumps and Paul on the 'Citroen XM Forum' may well have one.

Peter

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Re: 2.1 diesel pump

Post by StevePembs » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:47 pm

Thanks I will try them

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