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    Can Kwik Fit replace a fuel pump? Need to know asap!

    Fuel pump has gone and car needs towed as it's currently occupying a supermarket car park. I can get it towed tomorrow but being Sunday only KF are open. I've used them plenty but I know some jobs they don't do. Is a fuel pump replacement something they do?
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    No way jose! It is a specialist job. If your fuel pump has truly gone, it will have taken your injectors. The whole fuel system will need flushing out including the fuel lines and tank. It is a £2k job done properly by a diesel specialist. Don't go to Kwik Fit for ANYTHING!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basso View Post
    No way jose! It is a specialist job. If your fuel pump has truly gone, it will have taken your injectors. The whole fuel system will need flushing out including the fuel lines and tank. It is a £2k job done properly by a diesel specialist. Don't go to Kwik Fit for ANYTHING!!!
    Why would it take the injectors? They are (or were anyway) all fine. It's just the pump in the tank that's gone. There was a sputter reaching up to the engine bay when the call-out guy took a look, he didn't mention all that. If it's a 2K job then the car is done.

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    There is no pump in the tank on the diesels - high pressure and low pressure pump are combined at the front of the engine. It is a very weak fuel system - the pump is lubricated by the diesel, and does not fare well on the cheap low sulphur fuel with poor additives you get from the supermarkets. The sputtering may be the pump breaking up - when it does it sends metal particles through the injectors and wrecks them, and sends the mess back into the fuel tank via the leakoff pipes.

    The call out guy obviously isn't familiar with the jag/ford Delphi set up. I know about this 'cos I have had to have it done on both X's I have owned! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. You need to confirm the situation by getting someone to measure the fuel rail pressure. A cheaper way is perhaps to get someone to take the fuel filter off and empty it into a strong clear plastic bag. Run a magnet over it to attract any metal particles. If there are none you live to fight another day - if they are there the pump has broken up internally and you either scrap or get the proper job done.
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    Apparently, based on previous posts on here, as the pump fails it can send metal filings or metal bits through the system causing catastrophic damage to the injectors etc If they were fine before, they may not be now. If the pump is not working and it is electrical it may still be ok - have it checked.

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    May be of interest; this guy has a lot of useful X Type videos on his channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JagSe View Post
    May be of interest; this guy has a lot of useful X Type videos on his channel.
    Thanks, although that's a petrol so from the sounds of it isn't applicable to me. I wouldn't attempt it myself anyway.

    This sucks I now have to decide where to get it towed to tomorrow, and then what to do. If it's in the £2000 mark I would rather put that towards a new car tbh. Really annoying too because it's had a full service and two new tyres in the last 3 days!!!
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    How do you know the pump has gone. There are many things that that stop an engine from starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchiv View Post
    How do you know the pump has gone. There are many things that that stop an engine from starting.

    Roger
    Well that's actually a good point Roger, if the pump is indeed not located in the tank then thinking about it I don't know. We did disconnect the fuel line to see if any fuel was being pumped through while I turned the key, but if the call-out guy disconnected the line before the pump then it makes sense that no fuel would pass through. But I have no idea.
    Plan is now to get it towed home tonight and chuck it to a garage on Monday.

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    I recall on this forum several times over the years that breakdown techies have erroneously diagnosed a faulty pump in the tank even though on the x-type diesel it doesn't exist. I think it is because early Mondeo diesels do indeed have a pump in the tank and so it is assumed that the x-type must have too....

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