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OIL IN INLET MANIFOLD
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I HAVE A 1999 BERLINGO 1.9D, AND RECENTLY IVE HAD POOR STARTING, SO CHECKED THE GLOW PLUGS, THEY ARE FINE, BUT FOUND THEM COVERED IN OIL, LOADS OF OIL IN THE INLET MANIFOLD ASWELL, [/size][/font]ANY IDEAS? CHEERS
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Just a thought, as I have only ever had motorcycle engines apart myself;

Overfilled engine oil or pump malfunction ? - crankcases are often vented through the air cleaner.
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(04-12-2012, 05:57 PM)Athers 85 Wrote:  I HAVE A 1999 BERLINGO 1.9D, AND RECENTLY IVE HAD POOR STARTING, SO CHECKED THE GLOW PLUGS, THEY ARE FINE, BUT FOUND THEM COVERED IN OIL, LOADS OF OIL IN THE INLET MANIFOLD ASWELL, [/size][/font]ANY IDEAS? CHEERS

If it's like a tarry sludge,check crankcase breather is clear.It can also be cheap fuel/slow driving.
There is a special cleaner to use,but scrape the thick stuff out 1st.
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Same problem, found it when i tried to change glow plugs cos of bad starting! found that the EGR valve was totally gunked up. I cleaned it all out of Valve and both inletmanifolds, metal and plastic with repeated dosing with degreaser and a brush, when back together it made a major difference to my performance and it now starts alot easier. I think its a lot to do with it reusing exhaust gas to cut do emisions. several posts on here about blocking the EGR pipie from Exhaust, might cut down build up in future.
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