I'm really hoping that one of the sludger experts might be able to point me in the right direction before I set fire to the bloody thing.
Basically my TDS is not running too well at all.
The car always starts well even in the colder temps we have had but certainly for the first few miles it feels very flat, occasionally has the symptoms of misfiring and is just generally a right pain to drive.
Perhaps the strangest thing of all is that once the car is properly warmed up (I drive 10 miles to and from work on a normal day) the symptoms are not nearly as pronounced, though it's still not perfect. Larger throttle openings, once warmed up, the car certainly seems to go well enough.
The EGR is disabled (coin and a disconnected vacuum pipe, belt and braces )
The diesel pump was sent off for testing and also got it's seals replaced.
I have replaced all the leak-off pipes recently
Earlier today I replaced the diesel filter, just in case.
I can't see anything obviously loose or damaged.
The original engine was the later type (black plastic mani M51) with a MAF and I have connected this up, though wouldn't think this could in itself cause a problem - if it's not duff..
Gut feeling (which, for cost reasons I really want to be wrong) is that I need to get the injectors tested/ refurbed.
Does this sound a reasonable assumption or (short of getting any codes read) is there anything else which might be to blame ?