Yesterday morning my daughter's 2001 TDI Beetle wouldn't start. I drove over to jump start the car and after starting checked voltage across the battery terminals finding only 11.4 VDC. Further investigation found fuel dripping from the injector pump onto the alternator so we shut down and called a tow truck to move the car to a repair facility. They determined fuel had destroyed the alternator and had drained into the timing belt cover area soaking the timing belt with diesel fuel. The quote for repairs was an astounding $3500 US with $1700 of that for a new injector pump. Went online and found Rothenbacher Engineering in Matthews, NC www.emiata.com or www.volkswaparts.com who offer rebuilt injector pumps for this car at $730 which includes a refundable $300 core charge. The repair shop is working with me, and by finding my own parts I've reduced the repairs to around $2000. The local VW dealer says they've seen a rash of issues like this recently, and say the low sulphur diesel fuel we're buying at the pump is responsible for part of this. Any comments about this situation are welcome! I'm really about ready to divest my TDI holdings which include the 2001 Beetle and a 2006 Jetta.