Touareg: 2004 V6
Join Date: Jan 2017
Second Vehicle: a bicycle
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Oooooo...This is going to open a can of worms. Pump lasts a long, long time, but bad practices can get the pump to fail prematurely. I'm not talking bad of the TDI owners, but, I've read too many articles on TDI pumps failed anywhere between 8,000 miles to as high as 152,000 miles. But when I see the HPFP reports comes, tears roll.
NEVER EVER play around with the tank at 1/4 to save some mileages. Hypermilers like to keep their tanks nice and light by driving between 1/2, 1/3, or 1/4 full to practically empty. Bad, bad mistakes. It may save some money now, but the costs in replacing the pump can cost as much, or more, than the car.
Bad fuels...oh, so many pumps failed because of bad fuels. Filters are the tale-tell signs. Always check on the fuel filters. Plenty of articles in preventative maintenance and cares for your selecting your refueling locations and fuel components.
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