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2008 TDI - Warning Light ... then ... silence !

Hi Guys, just sitting in the Service lounge a a dealer 100kms from home and have time on my hands !

Was heading up to the Sunshine Coast this morning ... the Workshop warning light came on, along with the Glowplug light, the warning beeping noise ... what seemed like an engine limiter (engine got very sluggish).

As I was on the highway ... I limped along for a further 3-4km ... then the engine died ... and hasn't looked at starting since.

RACQ to Cricks VW in Maroochydore. Sigh ...

Figured that whilst I wait for (hopefully) a mechanic to see me (it's Saturday Morning and apparently they only do "services" on Saturday) ... I'd let you guys know what's happened to get some potential advice on what it could be ?

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Hi Steve, bugg*r. Not far away so if you are stuck, maybe can help out.
Let us know how you're getting on. Cheers, Dub
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Hi Steve, cross fingers and hope like hell that it's not the dreaded HPFP failure.

Did you fill up somewhere today prior to the problem?

Not looking good but best of luck.

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Thanks TonyB and thanks for the call, Jeff/Dubby.

I've had to leave the vehicle with the dealer for the weekend ... no mechanic available to look at it until Monday.

Big shout-out to VW Cricks Maroochydore though for lending me a brand new Amarok as a loaner (which they bloody well should based on the $$ spend with them servicing my Honda Accord for 6 years). But seriously, was very good of them to do so, so I could get home easily.

So now we wait to see what the issue is, i guess. Any ideas in advance will be very appreciated.

No Tony .. nope, I didn't fill up prior to the trip.

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Hi Steve,

Hope it works out to be something minor. However not trying to upset your day. but of the last three HPFP failures I have heard of, all have been 2008 models. If it turns out to be so, could you check out the part number off the original pump please? Have a look at your HPFP and see if the part number ends in the suffix "AN" ( Part number 059 130 755 AN ), as the three that I know of that have failed have that model pump. As does mine !!

Wishing for the best.

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Hi Steve, something of a pain in the proverbial backside. Like Dubby, but even closer to Cricks and also equipped with Rosstech to run some diagnostics which is totally useless to you now as the vehicle is all locked up till Monday, but here if you need me. I know the guys there reasonably well (been a pain in the a..e often enough now) and generally they are pretty good at diagnosing. Do you have any extended warranty or are you at the mercy of "THE TECHNICIANS"? It almost seems like a DPF issue but that doesn't tend to cause a no go issue that suddenly, so maybe it is the common rail pump playing up. Keep us posted. PM sent with phone # if you feel the need. John

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Thanks John ... yes, it's me vs "THE TECHNICIANS" at this stage.

I agree with you ... the fact the vehicle died with any mechanical clanging would suggest a electronic issue ... but we'll see on Monday. Hopefully not a major (holding breath)

I'll let you know how it turns out ... and do appreciate you dropping me the PM.

Cheers

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You guessed it .. its the HPFP .. damn it !

$3.5k.

Ouch ouch ouch !
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Bad luck Steve but all the indicators pointing to the HPFP were there.

It sounds as though the HPFP didn't implode based on the repair cost you were given so seems you were lucky in an unlucky way as if worst case occurred you may have been looking at possibly 2-3 times that cost.

Good luck with the repair.

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