My 2002 Sex Trial

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My 2002 Sex Trial

Post by CLINT » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:47 pm

I've had this old X Trail a year
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It's my second one, the other threw a rod then got stripped, hence the mismatched wheels on this one. Buy new tyres or pay to have them swapped over??? Or drive with mismatched wheels? Hmmm...

Great cars these XTrails, like a Freelander after all the niggles have been fixed. Everything works on this.

Anyway, this one is a 2.2 diesel. Really low mileage, it's only been doing 3,000 miles a year for the last few. It was so slow when I bought it. Quite a disappointment after the last one, that really flew. This is the lower powered 115bhp model so I was expecting a drop in power but not that much! So after being thrashed everywhere for a few months it did start to loosen up but as it got better it also got a bit rattly on the top end. Almost tappetty but as the noise goes at 3000 rpm I'm assuming it is injector related. It's also started to chuck out black smoke when booted.

I don't really care about any of this, or the howling wheel bearing but the mot is up soon and I'm wondering wether to bother. It needs welding too. I'm happy to fix the bearing and the rot but don't want to fix an expensive engine issue, I would rather just scrap it but I do like to get maximum value from my cars!

Does this sound like an injector issue? Would a set of injectors cure it? If I just ignore the fault, what will happen? If I spend the time coaxing it through an mot will the engine imlode the week after?? Any thoughts?
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Re: My 2002 Sex Trial

Post by DodgeRover » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:19 pm

I would put some Forte injector cleaner through it and see what happens, chuck a can
(or 2) in when the tank is a quarter full and run it as low as you dare
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Re: My 2002 Sex Trial

Post by CLINT » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am

I always assumed such things were snake oil but I'll give it a go!
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Re: My 2002 Sex Trial

Post by DodgeRover » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 am

No it is really good, get it from an MOT place or via eBay.
Not sure if it is an injector noise though, the faulty injectors I've heard sound like someone dropped a bag of bearings into the engine at idle.
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Re: My 2002 Sex Trial

Post by AutoshiteBoy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:23 pm

CLINT wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am
I always assumed such things were snake oil but I'll give it a go!
Na, I've sold thousands of cans then bottles of this stuff over the years and used loads myself. I swear by it. The best way to administer it is a bottle in a new fuel filter and a bottle in a low tank. It also works when its fully mixed with the fuel and left standing, engine switch off with the mixture under pressure in the injections.
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Re: My 2002 Sex Trial

Post by CLINT » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:51 pm

Ok thanks for the advice, I'll give it a go and report back!
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