2l 8v engine problem

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2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:47 am

Hi guys

Have a 2l 8v mp9 system on my golf 1 2000model...car use to run perfectly after being parked off for a while now but started now and again just to keep it running and turning the motor over.
last start was 5 weeks ago before planning to rebuild car in terms of body work n cosmetics...car started perfectly n I filed for 10mins no problems

Plan was to rebuild car and run daily...car is completely built up again but now have a problem with engine.

The car starts on the turn every time but only revs or idles for 10seconds every single time then switches off

I have installed a new fuel pump new coilpack new leads plus service done but still it starts the same only idles for 10 seconds then switches off

How would I go about finding out what's the problem.

Thank you for the replies in advance🙋
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:49 am

I suspect it to be an electrical fault
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by Fidgeter » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:22 pm

Did you check out your dizzy? it could possibly be a faulty hall sender
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:40 am

Sounds like a fuel pressure problem.
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:57 am

Ok but I fitted a new fuel pump same as to the old one when the car use to run.

How would I go about checking the fuel pressure?
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:15 am

Fidgeter wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:22 pm
Did you check out your dizzy? it could possibly be a faulty hall sender
Not really once I had spark and car turns over I ruled out the distributor

A friend suggested I connect a test light to the 3 wires lead in to distributor to see if continuous power was supplied...light came on turn of ignition and stayed on while running and after car switched off the light still remained on.

That's why I ruled out the distributor
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:17 am

Fidgeter wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:22 pm
Did you check out your dizzy? it could possibly be a faulty hall sender
So what do I need to do to check out the dizzy n hall sender to rule this issue out
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by Fidgeter » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:37 am

Maybe try another distributor. We had the issue very similar issue you are having on my brother's 2lt 8v. Changed leads,plugs,coil same problem when we put the new distributor the car ran 100% and still is.
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:00 am

Ok thanks will try this
Are all the distributors the same?
I have a 1.6 jetta 2 1989 distributor ( carb model ) will this work?
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by panic-mechanic » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 pm

no not all distributors are the same. That carb dissy most likely have a vacuum advance unit.
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by PapaJo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:10 pm

The hole size in the block where dizzy fit in block differ too.
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:13 am

Ok I fitted the the distributor from the jetta
At first I was not getting any spark
Then I think the starter gave up cos its just making a clicking noise and is barely turning the motor. Its like the teeth on the starter are worn out and cannot turn the flywheel

Have a starter from the jetta will it fit n work?
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by Naku786 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:19 pm

Brushes on starter most likely gone, you can get it repaired... If it's clicking then bendix not engaging to turn the flywheel.

To answer you question a "jetta" starter will work if from a mk2/3

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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:53 am

Naku786 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Brushes on starter most likely gone, you can get it repaired... If it's clicking then bendix not engaging to turn the flywheel.

To answer you question a "jetta" starter will work if from a mk2/3

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Have a jetta 2 1.6 1989 carb model which I'm stripping for spares for sale...so have the starter from there to fit on my golf 1 2l 8v
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by Fidgeter » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:07 pm

It should fit
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by speedfreex » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:33 pm

Ok will try it out
Then back to my other issues
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CHEV SPARK 1.2 16V
JETTA 2 1.6 (STRIPPING FOR SPARES)
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JETTA 2 1.8 (customer repairs)
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Re: 2l 8v engine problem

Post by mike65 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:31 pm

the starter will fit but most probly wont turn the engine as its to weak i had this starting issue with my 2lt and replaced it with the golf 4 sr starter and all went well after that
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