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    Thread: Fuel Pump Nightmare

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      09-30-2012 02:16 PM #1
      Just wanted to share my horror story with everyone. Attempted to replace my cam follower yesterday and in the process not only lost the metal washer that goes on one of the brass fuel regulators (I'm not 100% sure what it's called but it's one of the 2 brass fittings that go into the bottom of the HPFP and onto the fuel line) AND.. the worst part, the left brass fuel regulator thing... BROKE OFF IN THE HPFP. Needless to say, I'm hanging up my wrench and never working on my Passat again for anything. Now my car is sitting in my dad's driveway with no HPFP, there is fuel all over, I have to wait until tomorrow until the dealership opens so I can have it towed in and they can charge me Lord knows how much for a new fuel pump and labor. The whole situation makes me nauseous. I didn't sleep at all last night.

      And you know what takes the cake? The cam follower was hardly showing wear after 112k miles...

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      10-01-2012 01:30 AM #2
      I feel your pain. The same exact thing happened to me. You are very lucky though because VW will cover that under warranty since you are under 120,000 miles. Mine happened at 119,000 so I got lucky. They should only charge you for a diagnostic which is a $100 or just labor. Atleast, that is what my dealer did for me. I only do little stuff from now on like oil changes, it just isn't worth the trouble to go through again.

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      10-01-2012 02:12 PM #3
      The fuel pump was covered under warranty? That would be great. I'm having AAA tow me in at lunch and we'll see how it goes from there. Still feeling a little sick over the whole thing.

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      10-02-2012 01:16 AM #4
      If your follower hasnt failed you prob wont be covered for anything. Your problem was all user error (not trying to sound mean) you lost parts and broke the HPFP that's why there is an issue putting it back together. And getting the car running.

      Follow a diy and pull the fuse for the hpfp so the fuel system doesn't try to prime itself when u open the driver door

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      Unitronic Stage III w/ PT5558BB Turbo Unitronic.ca, IE HPFP, 3in B&B TBE, BSH throttle pipe/27mm RSB/Endlinks , Forge 007 DV , RalcoRC/Forge SS, 42Draft Design CNC Shifter bushings, BFI stage 2 motor/tranny mounts, 034 Dogbone, KW V2 coilovers, Nuespeed 25mm FSB, Whiteline Anti-lift kit/Front control arm bushings, 18x8.5 VMR VB3s, JBL stereo, CTS Turbo 2.0t FSI Big turbo kit!

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      10-02-2012 02:15 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Bill6211789 View Post
      Your problem was all user error (not trying to sound mean) you lost parts and broke the HPFP that's why there is an issue putting it back together.
      Nah, I get it; I take full responsibility. Going to cost me $511 when I pick it up tomorrow. Sucks, I was just planning to use that money for a timing belt replacement but I guess that will have to wait a while.

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      10-02-2012 02:38 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by br686 View Post
      Nah, I get it; I take full responsibility. Going to cost me $511 when I pick it up tomorrow. Sucks, I was just planning to use that money for a timing belt replacement but I guess that will have to wait a while.
      sounds a little high, you could order a pump and throw it on yourself

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      10-03-2012 07:02 PM #7
      I was worried about it not being covered either but i guess i have a good vw dealer service department lol.

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