Air in fuel line

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My Name: Pumpkin2017

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Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.6 i
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 200000
Trim Level: Airdream+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi

A couple weeks ago I broke down, and it was due to a hole in the fuel line, Just under the air filter.
I have replaced the pipe with a standard fuel pipe. Now there is air in the system and I cannot get it out!!.
Sometimes it will start and sometimes it won’t. If it doesn’t start it will start after you’ve pumped the Diesel fuel pump (rugby ball) for a few minutes.
One it starts It runs fine, with not problems and I have done loads of miles with no signs of stalling.
When he rugby ball is pumped air is visible and heard in the clear tubing. I undone the screw in the fuel filter believing this would release the air. Sadly, this hasn’t happened.
I have connected the car to a OBD2 cable and read the fault codes and get P0087: Pressure too low.
Any ideas?
Thanks
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
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Pumpkin2017 wrote: Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:45 pm I undone the screw in the fuel filter believing this would release the air. Sadly, this hasn’t happened.
Hi Pumpkin2017

This is the water drain screw. You may be better off fitting a new fuel filter if you have made a mess of the water drain?

Have a look at Euro Car Parts here for a new filter after you enter your reg to find the right one.
Pumpkin2017 wrote: Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:45 pm I have connected the car to a OBD2 cable and read the fault codes and get P0087: Pressure too low.
Try to delete the code and then go through your starting procedure to see if you can get the code to return. It may be left-over from your previous fault with the holey pipe.

You should also check you have fitted your replacement pipe correctly.
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My Name: Pumpkin2017

Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:02 pm
Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.6 i
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 200000
Trim Level: Airdream+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi Arfur Dent

Thanks for your reply.

I have now managed to clear the fault codes and the car appears to start better. However it starts OK but will cut out after a couple of seconds if i don't put a little bit of acceleration on.

Thanks once again
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Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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Pumpkin2017 wrote: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:50 pm Hi Arfur Dent

Thanks for your reply.

I have now managed to clear the fault codes and the car appears to start better. However it starts OK but will cut out after a couple of seconds if i don't put a little bit of acceleration on.

Thanks once again
Maybe there is still some air in the system, hopefully it will work its way out :)
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