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Faulty diesel injector?

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I've been told by my mechanic that my 2.0 2007 Passat has an injector that isnt working properly. I know nothing about modern mechanics at all so have to rely on others (even though I used to be able to take the engine out of my Beetle in 30 minutes with a plank of wood).

I understand that a new unit is about £450 plus labour!!!

Is it really possible for a unit 3 years old to "go faulty"? The car only has 35K miles.

What alternatives have I got?

Thanks for your help

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Hi Attman!

It is possible to go wrong - unusual and unlikely, but possible.

It is manufactured like all other bits, so you never know.

It might be worth talking to VW Head Office about it - see if they can/want to do anything. Having a full VW Service History might help.

However, what sort of journeys does the car take -are they all short one? What quality fuel do you use?

You could buy some Millers diesel+ injector cleaner to try to clean it that way? Have a look in Market Place and find Oilman's site.

What symptoms are you getting?

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yea its true..........those piezo pump injector units go down a lot,PPI they are the evolution of the pump injector units that had solenoid valves the later 2009 common rail diesel are sound. if you want more info mail me ill tell you more+++

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I have just got my 56 plate Passat back from having a second injector replaced. It has only just on 60k miles on the clock. Luckily it is a lease car as it is £900 per incident.

Regretfully both times the car cut out and died and had to be recovered from the roadside, once Herefordshire to London 8 hours, and the other night 2 hours in London.

Not impressed.

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I had similar woes a few years ago and used these guys Watson Diesel Limited.

Could not rate their knowledge and service highly enough + they will save you a good few pennies on what most will charge. Not sure where you are but these guys are in Wimbledon.

Good luck getting sorted.

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my wife bought a 2008 highline passat for rs. 635 k [$10 k approx] and a week later the engine stopped without warning on the noida expressway which seems extremely dangerous.

the asking price was rs. 700 k for the automatic [$11 k].

 

the vw dealer in delhi found a problem with the diesel injectors and quoted rs. 370 k to replace [$5,900] :angry:

this seems a bit excessive - do keep in mind a 2007 passat valuation starts at rs. 500 k [$8,000]! :unsure:

 

does it make sense to simply buy another car instead of replacing the injectors?

the scrap value might be better than repairing it

 

[1 usd = about 63 inr]

 

is there any recall for passat injectors in south asia?

it seems to be for north america & europe only from what i've read online

how far back does the recall go for older passats out of warranty?

 

thanks,

 

ps: she was so upset that she vowed to never buy a vw again and wanted to burn the car!

i'm trying to convince her to at least put in 5 vw service employees before we ignite it...

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Haha!

 

Have a look on ebay for the injectors and also look on you-tube for how to replace the injectors.  I don't think it is hard, just a few tie-wraps to pull them out with.  (IIRC)

 

Is the fue you use OK and clean?  That can affect the injectors.

Can you get any fault codes from the dealer for it?

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