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Fuel Pump Problem - Does this sound right?
Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:13 AM
I have a problem with my 53 plate 130bhp diesel (152K on the clock)
I won't bore you all with the details of the problem but basically, sometimes it won't start and sometimes it cuts out - each time with the glowplug light flashing.
Fords have diagnosed the problem and found metal in the fuel therefore concluding the lining of the fuel pump is breaking up.
My confusion is that they have said that this can only have been caused by someone misfuelling the car with petrol at some point and that the only fix is an entire new fuel system at circa 3K.
I have owned the car for the past 2.5 years and driven it 42K with absolutely no problems at all and I know that I have never misfuelled it.
Would it really take this long for the problem to develop if the previous owner misfuelled it? and why can I not just replace the fuel pump?
Obviously I'm not going to pay the 3K for repairs but just wondered if there wasn't a cheaper way to sort it out as, apart from this, the car is in A1 condition.
I would appreciate any advice.
Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:23 AM
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