diesel fuel pump - trahenyhr
Following erratic, jerky running of my Mitsubishi Carisma Turbo-diesel (1999, 74k miles)the main dealer says the diesel pump needs replacing because one of the internal sensors is faulty and they can only replace the whole pump (sensors being unavailable to them)has quoted an astonishing, jaw-dropping £900+ to supply & fit (the pump alone is £600). As the car's book value is only about £2500, does anyone have any alternative suggestions which would make more economic sense? The engine is, in fact, a Renault TD 1.9.
diesel fuel pump - terryb
When this happened to SWMBO's BX a few years back the cost for a new replacement was the same. We could have saved about £400 by having the pump reconditioned except it was past even that. However, worth investigating in your case?

Terry
diesel fuel pump - glowplug
Got to be worth asking around the scrapyards.

Steve.
diesel fuel pump - Mondaywoe
Try to seek out a diesel fuel system specialist. They might well be able to do a repair. Failing that, it's the scrappy and if it's a bog standard (no offence intended!) Renault engine, there should be a few around. Some of these online scrappys are good, especially if they offer some sort of guarantee.

By the way, I could understand £600 for a replacement pump - but £300 for plumbing it in and bleeding the system??? Are those main dealer prices? A good independent garage should do you a better price.

Graeme
diesel fuel pump - trahenyhr
It turned out that the fuel pump & injector system was made by Lucas. I took the car in to Lucas services (LSUK) in Hull - the nearest centre - the technician, Ian, diagnosed the fault immediately just by having me switch on the ignition and replaced the faulty sensor in under one hour at a cost of £120 all in! They were brilliant and fitted me in first thing on Monday morning. So much for main dealers! The motto is go to a specialist - it was really refreshing to speak first-hand to the guy in the overalls who actually does the job instead of some clueless frontman in a suit! Thanks for the replies to my original question.
diesel fuel pump - Mondaywoe
There's a bit of luck! It might not have been a Lucas. I've found this before, even with things like alternators - take them to someone who works with the things day in day out and they'll generally do a better job for a lot less.

I once took out the motor from our dishwasher at home (burnt out) A replacement was going to cost about two thirds the price of a new machine. Looked up Yellow Pages and found a guy who rewinds electric motors. He did it in a day and said it would be 'better than the original windings'. He was right - it went on for donkey's years!

Graeme
 

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