Well since it's all fixed now, I plan on keeping it. Just kinda upset that I don't get my settlement until they decide to come up with a "fix" for the car like that's what the settlement is for. I thought it was for my car's lost value...
Kinda feels like extortion if I HAVE to bring my car in to be "fixed" just to get me settlement. What if their "fix" does not satisfy me? i.e hampers performance or flue mileage. Then what, do it or don't get the money?!?
Not familiar with all the ins and outs required to qualify....hey guys.
need some direction here...
im in the process of fixing a HPFP failure. my car has 160k miles and failed just before the recall, what luck! only issue in 160k other than a sensor and fuel rail.
my goal it to just get the car running enough to tow it to the dealer and drive it on the lot so it qualifies for the recall.
i planned on just doing the pump to see if it will start up.
does the car stop running because the pump totally dies or loses the ability to send enough preasure and fuel? or is the real issue clogging somewhere upstream?
That's the part I don't like too. Waiting for a fix on the JSW that may never come. Or it may come but not give enough time to weigh the changes before deciding on taking $5100 and keeping the car, or taking the ~$14,000 and putting into something else.Kinda feels like extortion if I HAVE to bring my car in to be "fixed" just to get me settlement. What if their "fix" does not satisfy me? i.e hampers performance or flue mileage. Then what, do it or don't get the money?!?
How did you resolve this? The injectors are brand new FWIWSo I just got all the parts in last night and everything is put back together right now. Primed the system by hot wiring the lift pump and aux pump. I cracked open the high pressure line feeding the CR and verified that there was diesel coming out. Attempted to start the car and it just cranks. On my 2nd attempt to start it the oil light came on and flashed 3x before turning off. After a few times of trying to start it, it fired up for a few seconds and then cut out. (while it was running, it ran very smooth) I verified the timing about 3 times before putting everything back together. (including HPFP) I opened the lines to the injectors and cranked it a few times and had some diesel leak out, so I'm getting diesel to the injectors. Is there something I'm missing?? The new/used injectors have not been adapted, but I was told that it should still start and run. I have a cheap VAG-COM cable but it will only talk to me transmission =/
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for a late response. The pump is the primary failure point, but you will have very small pieces of metal throughout the entire fuel system. Most parts can be cleaned with HOT/SOAPY water, but the pickup pump and AUX pump will be nearly impossible to clean so should just be replaced. If you clean it properly and replace the non-cleanable parts, it should run for a very long time. I haven't had an issue with mine since.I was going to just throw the pump in as well - but seeing as the new pump is $500+ dollars, there are some questions brewing in my head:
-How long will the engine run?
-Will it even start since I haven't cleaned the injectors?
-Is the HPFP failure caused by a failed Aux Pump?
I bit the bullet and decided to follow this DIY. I figured this will give me the best odds of having a running car, and hopefully the payout will be a wash as far as total spending goes.
So, a little update...
Sorry I haven't been on here in a while or answered any questions sent to me. We just moved and it was very hectic for the past several months. But here is an update of the HPFP pump.
A few weeks ago, the car broke down and would not start up. I got it towed home and checked the fuel lines and found no pressure. I automatically assumed the worst and thought it was the HPFP again. I opened up the metering valve and found no signs of metal. I took the top of the pump off and the cam and bearing looked brand new! (it has been 20,000 miles since the failure) Turns out, to my relief, the in-tank pump took a crap. A quick warranty swap and the car was back up and running perfect!
Honestly I should have know that the in-tank pump was garbage from the get go. It has to be the loudest pump I have ever heard. With the car running, you could clearly hear it humming. I guess I just got a bad pump. New one is as quiet as can be. I had to check to see if it was even running, that's how quiet it is.
Point of my story is to show that with cleaning the fuel system, even after 20,000 miles, there is no sign of wear.
This is true. If the steel they use in the lift pump isn't stainless it will rust and plug the fuel filter. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=410742I suspect some of the HPFP failures could be caused by a failed/non-functioning in tank lift pump. It make sense to me - if that stops sending fuel to the filter housing, it dries up and starves the HPFP... maybe enough to cause damage.