Hi everyone my first post so g'day from Aus!!
My first deisle daihatsu and wanted one since i first swamped my little f10 about 15 yrs ago in a water crossing.
Anyway, back to the problem.
Recent problem with the starting of motor in the recent cold weather.
Turn key and glow pug light is on for about 4 sec. turn key and doesnt want to start. This is MOST unusual as it has always been an extreeeeeemly reliable starter. Turn key back to glow plug possi and wait then turn all the way to start and get a bit of a missfire. Try again and a very rough start with lots of missfiring and loads of smoke. about 5 seconds later she's running smooth as usual.
Glow plugs thinks me.
I changed them - same problem.
Glow plug solenoid. Doesnt seem to be staying on for long - went to replace it but daihatsu / toyota australia asking $260 Plus tax - better make sure thats the problem says i.
Next morning grab a fat cable and make my own connection from battery to glow plug rail. 10 secs. Same problem. I'm stumped.
Just found out this morning radiator is stuffed so i'm up for a re-core. $460 bucks plus tax.
Radiator guy looks at the radiator and asks. "water pump problems?'" - no mate.
"Blown head gasket?" - no mate.
"You sure?" - no mate, how come?
there is a curve in the bottom and top tanks of the radiator - its been under a lot of pressure.
Someone please tell me he's wrong.!!!
btw it would be nice to get an electronic version of the electrics for this beast. figuring out the glow plug timing with the solenoid and shunt on the rail is a serious headache.