Fuel Injection pump timing?
My 200 TDI Bosch fuel injection pump is 18 months old and was sold as a 'refurbished by Bosch' unit. However it developed a leak underneath at the back where the main unit joins the thick square plate bit.
Bosch in Portugal fixed it for me ( and said all of the parts very very old, only the outside casing looked new - I had only done 10,000km since fitting!).
I then had a good mechanic fit it, drove around and all seemed fine so headed for Africa.
In the north of Morocco and east when it has been very cold at night but hot during the day I have had loads of white smoke at start up and some loss of power intially. It calms down after 5 minutes, especially if driven slowly, and only returns during the day if accelerating a little at high speeds.
I found a good mechanic locally who as part of the fix adjusted my fuel injection pump timing.
At idle now it ticks over quickly rather than doing it's usual rattling idle.
Is this a problem? Should I get the timing set properly asap or just when I find a good landy mechanic? Can I do it myself (I'm a crap mechanic!).
My main concern is that it is not damaging anything.....
Thoughts guys.....? ;-)