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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

They're just bone idle sometimes.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Hi,

Just another update. I took it to the garage on Thursday (The guy who did the diagnostic) he's done a full service. Glow plugs, filters etc. When he fitted the new filter he had noticed that their was a lack of fuel getting to the tank.

So I got the car back off him today as he eventually managed to get it started and running again. However when taking it out for a drive up to any amount of revs the car still cuts out. He thinks this is a fuel pump issue.

He was saying that this would cost up to £1,000 for a replacement? How true is this has anyone had an experience with fuel pump problems and did there car just cut out at speed or when accelerating?

The glow plug light comes on, on the dash but now the car just stalls completely, Very dangerous when your at a roundabout or on a dual carriageway.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

The fuel pump (lift pump- in the tank) is for sale for £115, so £1000 seems a bit exessive for this, there may be another pump on the engine, but as its a TDCI it won't be one of the expensive rotary ones as found on TDDIs

As simple leak/ split pipe could cause the same symptoms but it sounds like it could be the lift pump

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

To see if the pump is a problem get someone to turn on the ignition but not start the car while you have your ear in the rear footwell.
You should hear the fuel pump engage for a couple of seconds.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

To see if the pump is a problem get someone to turn on the ignition but not start the car while you have your ear in the rear footwell.
You should hear the fuel pump engage for a couple of seconds.


Thanks Stoney.
My mechanic took a look at that.
The flashing glow plug on the light was giving him a diagnostic reading of Fuel Pump pressure issues.

It seems to be around the 3,000 rpm mark that the car cuts out. Also colder days are an issue with it too.

Would you say this is a pricey fix?


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