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Alternative Diesel Fuels (Biodiesel, WVO, SVO, BTL, GTL etc) Discussions about alternative fuels for use in our TDI's. This includes biodiesel WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil), SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil), BTL (Biomass to Liquid), GTL (Gas to Liquids) etc. Please note the Fuel Disclaimer.

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Old November 10th, 2003, 15:27   #1
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Default Fuel Inj. Pump - Slow Fuel Leak

Hey All,

This past weekend I was checking my oil level when I noticed what I
believe to be a fuel leak between the sprocket that runs my fuel injector
pump and the pump itself. I'm guessing, though I'm no mechanic, that
it's a failed seal in the shaft that runs the pump.

The following is a picture of the leakage (89K image):


A little bit of background - my TDI is a 2001 1.9L U.S. Golf assembled
in Brazil with 51K miles on it. I bought it this past spring with 41K
miles on it. I've been running B100 in it for 10K miles and have had zero
problems with it thusfar. No matter what happens, I'm going to continue
to burn B100 despite the rubber products VWAG is putting in their engines.
If I need to buy a new pump because my current one is unservicable, I'd
like to know where if possible to purchase one with modern fluoropolymer
seals. Ideally I'd only need to purchase a seal and get busy with some
tools, but... Maybe this seal will just weep a few cc's of bio-d a week
and last another 50K miles, but I'd luv to hear what my options are.

Thanks very much in advance!

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Old November 10th, 2003, 18:21   #2
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Default Fuel Inj. Pump - Slow Fuel Leak

Maybe this seal will just weep a few cc's of bio-d a week and last another 50K miles.......

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Make sure it isn't getting on the timing belt.
Bad news over time.

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