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Problems with recently bought Daimler

abercanadian
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Re: Problems with recently bought Daimler

Postby abercanadian » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:41 pm

Whats the mileage on the car? That rattle on cold start could be your crank pulley acting up too - jes' sayin'

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Re: Problems with recently bought Daimler

Postby naki_k » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:33 pm

You can usually change the o-ring on the tensioner. If the rattle is start up only, then quickly it disappears.
Of course change the gasket too, but also use some RTV sealant too. As the gaskets are not that great.
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Re: Problems with recently bought Daimler

Postby RedXJ40 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:01 pm

The weather was finally without rain and with sun the last couple of days, so i took the Daimler for a few rides.

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Aidan
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Re: Problems with recently bought Daimler

Postby Aidan » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:51 pm

It's good that the starting problems appear to be improving. But I agree with Naki that it could still be coil packs giving up as they didn't all quit at the same time on my 3.2 litre. I just bit the bullet and replaced all 6 on mine at the same time. Made a world of difference, plus just made the car more enjoyable knowing that such starting problems were (most probably) no longer an issue. It's been perfect for a few years now and my car lives outside in all weathers and stands unused for weeks at a time sometimes.
Nice new photos, by the way. It's always a pleasure driving on your super-smooth Dutch roads. Long live ZOAB! The reduction in road-spray during even the heaviest downpours compared to most other countries' roads that I've driven on is really noticeable. I wish we made "proper" roads like that here. I'm pretty sure cars in the UK must go through suspension components more frequently than in places with decent roads :roll: .
Good luck with sorting the rest of your car's issues. It sounds like it's benefitting from more regular use.

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Re: Problems with recently bought Daimler

Postby Aidan » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:23 pm

I just remembered that in early January this year my car wouldn't start after a long period of not being used. Spraying Easy-Start into the intake cured the problem, though it did take a lot of Easy-Start. I started a thread on this topic around 10th January this year. It might help you in future?
Aidan

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