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    confused 3.0 Dti fuel pump issue

    Car is with 'AA Clark' of Bracknell (Vauxhall fanchised dealer) after the thing failed to start last week... had it towed there....
    They have just rung and...

    tech test = no codes
    Data list discovered the fuel pressure was reading 0.29 mpa (it should be 39.0 mpa)
    Fault was put with the ECU
    Vauxhall Technical Support suggested re-bleeding the system, where upon they found the pump metering valve to be at fault
    So a new fuel pump is suggested, and because of that a new cambelt would have to be fitted...

    So that will be £2075 (parts) + VAT and labour = £3115

    no typos there I'm afraid...
    They can give a small discount if I go ahead, but for obvious reasons I didn't ask what it was as it won't significantly offset THAT!


    what would anyone suggest that doesn't involve me self harming?

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    Vehicle : Opel Signum

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    Engine : 3.0 CDTI

    Year : 12/03

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    Replace the fuel filter FIRST. It can often confuse the whole sistem and give similar symptoms.
    If that fails to rectify the issue I suggest you mention the field remedy 1957 to the dealer. Replacement of Suction Control Valves (SCVs) in the fuel pump. No more than 200 quid for parts and 300 ish for labour.

    Good luck.

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    Hi,
    Mines in with a dealer at the moment, luckily under an AA warranty, AA have suggested trying to get the pump recondition first, but apparently the garage can only get the part number off the pump by taking the pump out, which is a few hours work

    I can get the phone number for the reconditioning company from my dealers if you want, but you're still going to be stuck with a few hours labour and no guarantee the pump can be reconditioned.

    Do you not have any warranty on the car? How long have you had it, what year is it? etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverton View Post
    but apparently the garage can only get the part number off the pump by taking the pump out, which is a few hours work

    They're talking rubbish mate. Every component on the car can be checked on tis (or whatever their software is) with the car's chassis number like W0L0ZCF4841xxxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celes View Post
    They're talking rubbish mate. Every component on the car can be checked on tis (or whatever their software is) with the car's chassis number like W0L0ZCF4841xxxxxx
    To be honest, I was surprised they couldn't get it off a database but it's their money if the warranty company doesn't cough up as I reported the issue within 72hrs of purchasing the car, so if they want to take it apart I don't care On the plus side the garage have just called to say they will replace the timing and cam belts while its being repaired, at their cost as the warranty company won't cover the replacement costs, and the garage don't want to put belts back on that have already done 60k, so bonus for me

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    I appreciate the responses there, I really do, but I have no space no time and more significantly no money to chase down the fault by 'trying' other directions...basically I need a guarantee fix that won't cost £3k...and in truth I never really expected that from you guys, let alone the dealer...

    So...check out the for sale sections guys for wheels, Irmscher grille and mirror caps...or if you're REALLY adventurous a broken 03 3.0DTi Elite in metallic black...complete....

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    Gutted for you mate, really am I'd be in a similar boat if mine wasnt covered under warranty.

    Only thing I can think of is getting a reconditioned unit, plenty if you search on google, but even then you're looking at paying for a new pump and labour, so still a fair outlay I would have thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celes View Post
    They're talking rubbish mate. Every component on the car can be checked on tis (or whatever their software is) with the car's chassis number like W0L0ZCF4841xxxxxx
    Just spoke to the dealers, apparently the part numbers are on record, but only certain batches of serial numbers can be reconditioned, so the dealers are going to start stripping this afternoon to get the serial numbers to then see whether or not mine can be reconditioned or has to be replaced.

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    Phone a diesel specialist like Peter Strong or Diesel Bob, they can recondition the pumps on these for a few hundred pounds, rather than fitting a new one. Only thing that would warrant a replacement was if the main shaft had play in it.

    Someone on here had theirs done and I considered doing mine too until I realised the fuel filter was goosed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marly View Post
    Phone a diesel specialist like Peter Strong or Diesel Bob, they can recondition the pumps on these for a few hundred pounds, rather than fitting a new one. Only thing that would warrant a replacement was if the main shaft had play in it.

    Someone on here had theirs done and I considered doing mine too until I realised the fuel filter was goosed.
    Peter Strong whilst friendly did nothing for me apart from direct me to a Vaxuhall dealer.... when I got the bad news I rang him, left a message and have never heard back from him...not overly impressed tbh....

    What do I have to do to get access to the for sale boards??

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