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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 84,000 (84,000–84,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo
6 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, more2003, 2004
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Had hart-to-start for a few days then refused to catch even though cranked strongly. Independent mechanic diagnosed as injector pump failure. Running on B-20 and occasional B-99 biodiesel for last 30K miles. No leaking anywhere. Very disappointing.