I was livid, thus I wasn't up for playing Sherlock Holmes in asking questions. In fact, the only thing I could do was to chew the young terp playing the Service Manager role for leaving the inside car (and engine cover) like the dirty pits of Daytona 500.If this were my car I'd (a) want a part number of what they replaced, as calling something a high pressure fuel pump doesn't necessarily mean the HPFP to me. Consider that the person who wrote the invoice probably has little or no knowledge of these car's systems. They could as easily think the in-tank pump was high pressure. People call the in-tank pumps in newer gassers high pressure because they're 50 PSI instead of 15. And (b) I would want to know the cause of the problem. To me leaving the fuel in the tank means they left the fuel in the tank, nothing more. It could have damaged a the pump or clogged the sender in the in-tank pump, and if so may do it again.
Instead of complaining about the condition of the car's interior (or in addition to it) I would have wanted a lot more answers than you got. And I think without the answers I would not have picked up the car. Now that it's back in your possession they really have no incentive to tell you anything.
It is a legal document and it requires heavy redaction ( ::::::::: ). In fact, if I have to make lemonade, then it is all I have.Can you scan or post a picture of the invoice for us?
Com - Customer States no start?
Cau - hi pressure fuel pump faulty
Corr - removed and replaced hi pressure fuel pump assembly, test drove ok vehicle running as desinged
TOW IN XXX __________________________W
########### FILTERELEM _______1____W
###########XX PUMP __________1____W
I was wondering about that, as well - or perhaps an internal seal failure that prevented it from building pressure.My guess would be a faulty fuel metering valve or electrical connection to the HPFP and in typical VW fashion they replaced the entire pump .
VeeDubTDI: No additives? Are you kidding me? The last time I had dinner with you guys, you were drinking enough beer to fill your AdBlue tank many times over. Don't tell us "...no additives..."
Just FYI: The latest revision of the European diesel standard, EN590-2009 A1-2010 reduced the sulphur content to 10 mg/kg. Lubricity is still specified as maximum 460 μm wear scar (HFRR).Can it be the American 15 ppm Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel be the issue here, versus the European 50 ppm ULSD?
LOL! I was just responding to VeeDub's challenge.jeez, TomB, give it a rest. He made no such claim. His post was perfectly valid re: lubricity standards, and his opinion that, even under the strictest manufacturing conditions, manufactured parts will fail.
His comment about the OPs posts "run-up" giving no indication of a fuel-related problem, I think, is perfectly valid.