04(53) civic ctdi - high pressure fuel pump bust scrap or repair - kilff

I am gutted my beloved civic just stopped while driving. Towed to garage. Would not start. Finally diagnosed as high pressure fuel pump failure. Car just under ten years with 136000 miles. To remove, send off for repair and refit will cost £1200. I am guessing trade in value is about £1200. It was also due new brakes and we suspected the power steering could fail soon. (Would not recentre and sometimes steerring sluggish). Garage says a tooth has actually broken off the drive for the fuel pump.

Is it time to call it a day, not really an economical repair. We do have an alternate car which ironically we were about to scrap. A 99 skoda octavia 146000 miles . It needs full set of brakes to pass its mot. We thought this is the better bet at mo. I just thought it would be nice to hear some other opinions.

I still cant believe the hpfp has gone. The civic looks lovely, but is dead as dodo right now.

04(53) civic ctdi - high pressure fuel pump bust scrap or repair - squarecarman

Personally I would scrap it. It's had a good innings and at or near the end of it's intended life. Failed fuel pump, brakes knackered, dodgy power steering. What's next? leaking radiator, clutch and DMF (if it has one) etc etc. Price of a new car before you're finished!

04(53) civic ctdi - high pressure fuel pump bust scrap or repair - Peter.N.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-HONDA-CIVIC-1-7-Diesel-Diesel-Injection-Pump-0445010076-8972270264-/350899796202?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item51b341f8ea

04(53) civic ctdi - high pressure fuel pump bust scrap or repair - Robin the Technician

86 quid - BARGAIN!!

04(53) civic ctdi - high pressure fuel pump bust scrap or repair - Avant

If you do still decide to scrap it, and don't want to spend too much, try to find a petrol Civic of similar vintage (old shape). The petrol ones last even longer.

04(53) civic ctdi - high pressure fuel pump bust scrap or repair - kilff

yes but I thought this was not just a bolt on/off job. From reading other posts on this, I thought that fuel injectors could have been damaged and engine management needs doing after wards (whatever the heck that is- I am no mechanic!).

Also the cost of labour in getting the thing on and off is a lot. I would pay up to £500 to repair something on the car as it has been well looked after, but £1200 is too much, with the thought that if we are really unlucky the steering will go next.

WOuld a Honda garage want to buy it as it is? Perhaps to get more than the £150 scrap value. It needs towing wherever it goes.

04(53) civic ctdi - high pressure fuel pump bust scrap or repair - kilff

why would a petrol one last longer? I thought diesels were meant to last longer. I never expected this car to die at 9 3/4 years old.

04(53) civic ctdi - high pressure fuel pump bust scrap or repair - kilff

from my constant googling on this question, I have read that if you can hand pump fuel in and the engine turns over then it is not the high pressure fuel pump. As if HPFP has gone the engine would not start. The car does run for about 30seconds if you hand pump the fuel. What the garage man said to me is that it is the drive to the low part of the HPFP has a tooth missing? Does this mean the HPFP is actually okay, it is some exterior part that is broken, but still needs comlete removal, repairing and re-fitting?

I am still abit in denial that we are about to scrap this car.

 

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