Vehicles Using Biofuels May Have Injection Pump Failures on Volkswagen Golf 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: 124,666 (50,000–204,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo
12 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
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2000 Volkswagen Golf TDI - 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo 120,000 mi,
It will start for second an then die you can contiue to crank an run then die
2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI - 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo 50,000 mi,
Used some biofuel and had to replace fuel pump. Ouch.
1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI - 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo 204,000 mi,
Seals in Injection pump started leaking. Installing new seals as they leak.