Spare car from the wifes work is poorly. Kangoo 1.9D, Lucas pump.
When driving it has almost no power (i had to find a flat route from where it was to our place so i could have a look at it!), when stopped at lights there are clouds of white smoke billowing from the exhaust, bad enough the people were doing their windows up to stop the smoke from going into their cars. The engine knocks heavily if you let the revs build up.
On first inspection, the water bottle is empty, the alternator is loose (the pivot bolt didn't have a nut on it, it was being held in line with the aux belt tension) and the timing seems to be way out (took details from autodata and the timing marks don't point to where they should (badly fitted belt maybe?)
Fill the water bottle to just over the max mark.
Pulleys marked up, belt off, timing set to "normal", belt back on, doesn't run, set back to original settings, doesn't run...
Boost pack and jump leads and after lots of cranking, it starts, lots of smoke, knocking, won't rev, etc.
sensor. Still hard to start, smoke, etc.
Plug in my code reader, no power to the OBD socket. Odd. Engine warning light doesn't come on either ...
Strip the clocks out, some *** has chiselled the LED off the board so the engine won't flash up .....
Try moving the pump timing back and forwards 1 or 2 teeth in either direction but it will only start in the "original" position (which doesn't match up with the usual timing markings on the cam belt)
I notice that the pump pulley is twisted, looks like a wobbly wheel trim when the engine runs, has somebody had the forced the pulley off and damaged the pump internals? Is the Lucas Epic pump on a keyway, could they have refitted the pulley "wrong"?
After running the engine for about 2 minutes in total (too embarrassed by the smoke and smell to run it any longer), the water bottle is empty again.
It takes about 10 seconds of cranking to get it to start.
Soooo, is it a duff fuel pump, Lucas Epic aren't the best of things when they're working anyway, and/or is it the head gasket? The water level dropped 6 inches in a couple of minutes and the exhaust is putting out LOTS of white smoke.
Any ideas? (my preferred option is to weigh the damn thing in)