Hi just bought my first L200 its a 2005 Warrior only owned it 2 weeks the last owner a lady owed it since 2012 only done 87167 miles I really like this truck but its also driving me mad when starting from cold it turns over a dozen or more times before it fires up the lady I bought it from told me she had to give it 2 or 3 heats to start it so assumed it would need glow plugs. She also had never had a timing belt changed and she had it from 45000 miles so I've done the following since I bought it
New timing & Balance belt ( the balance belt that came off was all cracked around the outside and the timing belt was Mitsubishi think it was on from new)Both replaced with Gates belts
All auxiliary belts changed again replaced with Gates
New water pump and gaskets new antifreeze
Changed Oil & filter
Because of the starting issue I changed the glow plugs with NGK and cleaned the buzz bar all points of contact cleaned with emery paper and tested the relay etc the plugs that came out are NGK too and when tested work fine I'm confident that the glow plugs and all associated relays etc are fine and the heat sensor for them works too as when the engine is hot the glow plug light dose not come on.
At this point I thought the diesel could be running back to the tank so today I fitted a none return valve between the tank and the filter so hopefully the diesel can't run back.
Then tonight took the truck for a good run out a bought 40 miles starting from cold it was a bit spluttery as it pulled the diesel through which I expected I thought the run out would get any air out of the system etc
The truck drives better with the new timing belts etc pulls like a train much better power and acceleration.
Now comes the annoying bit that is driving me mad if i stop the engine when its hot for 5 minutes it fires up straight away if I leave it 10 to 15 minutes it tunes over half a dozen times be for it fires up so I'm assuming in the morning when its cold it will take the usual dozen or more times turning over to start as nothing appears to have made a difference.
I'v read a lot of posts on this forum about this same issuer but feel I'm missing some thing or is this the first sign of injector pump failure
I would really appreciate some help with this please