Merry Christmas & a VW TDI fuel injection pump leak

Posted By on December 25, 2008

Injection Pump Leaking

Merry Christmas all. We had a nice day relaxing at home and enjoying presents, cookies and each other’s company. Unfortunately I notice a “diesel fuel smell” in the garage when my daughter parked her 2001 VW Jetta TDI in the other night … so I took part of the afternoon to investigate: a leaking fuel injector pump.

Hmm … $$$ … but on the other hand its well over 100K and has been pretty solid for 7 years.

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