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Volkswagen Beetle TDI Vehicles Using Biofuels May Have Injection Pump Failures

 
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

Engine Affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo

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

  • mwbrown, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, 84,000 mi
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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.

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