Vehicles Using Biofuels May Have Injection Pump Failures on Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

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Average mileage: 97,666 (60,000–135,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo
9 model years affected: 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI - 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo
varies miles...have resealed many leaking pumps. typically with biofuel and diesel use this will occur sooner than vehicles running just one or the other.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI - 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo 135,000 mi,
Fuel found after vehicle parked. Poor MPG. Inspected IP could see leak. Decided to install rebuilt injection pump and timing belt/water pump instead of just replace IP seals. Get rebuilds done at DFIS in Portland, OR.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI - 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo
Had to replace injectors.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI - 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo 98,000 mi,
Fuel injection pump replaced twice. Second time the dealer said it was probably due to use of biodiesel