Take a look beneath the fuel injection pump distributor head. Is it wet? If fuel is leaking from the pump head seal it may also be sucking air into the pump. Here's your fix: Dieselgeek has a $10 fix complete with instructions.
While you're at it, check the case pressure relief valve. This thread is pertinent: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=194607
Hope that helps.
Originally Posted by Zakadamsgt
My 99 TDI Golf has been having fuel injection problems. I ran out of fuel in the car last year, and re-primed all the lines. Everything worked fine for 2-3 months, but recently there have been occasions (this morning
) where it won't start. I have to use a vaccum tool to re-supply fuel to the pump b/c there's no fuel leaving the fuel filter. After I prime the fuel pump, I loosen one of the injectors and crank the engine until diesel starts spraying out at the injector. Then I tighten it up and everything works.
Question - what could be causing this failure? It's periodic, but incredibly annoying. I hope it's not a fuel pump problem.
2003 Jetta TDI Wagon, BW VNT17, Titan PP520s, 3 Bar MAP, Racepipe, EGR Cooler Delete, PP 2.5" DP>304 SS custom 3" cat-back, Peloquin Diff, .681 5th, VW DC Stage III+ Clutch, Boxed Fork, Sigma 5 Shifter, Bilsteins, TT bushings, Rear Sway Bar, Boost/Pyro/Oil Pressure/Oil Temp/ScanGauge, Cross-drilled rotors, Panzer Plate.
Last edited by A_Shifter; May 13th, 2009 at 12:01.