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Hi everyone
We are new here and really could do with any help or advice

We purchased A Mercedes sprinter 311 cdi 2001 last week (for age uk) on the day the engine was running fine no smoke no Scary sounds started and turned off many times ,

The van was on a 1/4 tank so just before we left we filled it to just over 1/2 tank Set off from Birmingham back down towards Bedford made one rest stop 40 minutes into the journey and then another stop 30 minutes after,
after the second stop the van would refuse to start it sounded like it wanted to but just wouldn’t we only (drove about 60-70 miles scince buying it) which we then had to have recovered.

just having a basic look under the bonnet it seems that the two plastic clear pipes which I think go onto the diesel pump looked completely empty and when engine turned over no diesel is going through.

We really could do with any help or advice or if anyone knows of any good decent independent realiable mechanics Who are around Bedfordshire Area or who could travel within reason as we really need to get this van back on the road as soon as possible as it was purchased to help the elderly move their items and furniture from unsupported accommodation to supported accommodation.
once again thank you everyone for taking the time to read this and any help or information or pointed in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Bugger. Did you get it sorted?
hey it turned out to be a loose injector clip apparently the dreaded black death all around it made it come loose so was told to give it a good clean as best we could cliped it back on with cable ties and fired up after a bit of easy start just hoping the van will last till the end of the year where as we have been granted a new charity van fresh out the box but wont be ready untill march 2023
 
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