Oh LOL my bad,wildn,
IIRC is "If I Recall Correctly". A full pump rebuild with DFIS is ~ $900. Run away from that "local VW shop".
I have no idea of a trusted guru in your area, but keep asking and searching. You should be able to find someone.
it's at right at 200khonestly i'd ditch the shop, unless you really like them. it cost me $850 to have a full timing belt kit installed (so i can't imagine why it'd cost way more for a pump install), and that's even in a beetle. at the point of having them send to rebuild, and then install id probably just find a used one and have it installed. What exactly makes you think it's bad? also how many miles do you have on the car?
I took it to a tdi guru, he told me the 2 bottom seals were bad. He replaced them and got the QA dialed.Also, there is a third seal to replace. You did the two with the QA, but there is also a head seal on the drivers side of the pump. It's a little more involved, but not too bad.
When my pump was leaking I ordered and replaced the same two seals and it still leaked. Ordered the head seal and replaced it, and all is good.
I agree with the above. I think your QA is adjusted out of wack. Research the hammer mod as mentioned, and go from there.