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Hi All,

A bit of help needed. My van was a non-starter but only in the recent cold weather. Today I've changed the glow plugs. Three of the plugs were soaking wet when they came out one bne dry once changed the van sparked to life first turn whoopee. However, my self satisfactory joy was short lived.

There is diesel flowing freely from the top of the diesel pump. Now I'm pretty careful but I reckon I must have nudged or bumped something or nipped up a return pipe or heaven only knows what, I can't see anything untowards. I did undo the injector pipes on cylinders one and two to get better access to the glow plugs and put them back on afterwards just nipping them up, there is no diesel comming from those, but the diesel is really *issing out of the top of the pump. I'm guessing its the return somewhere becuase the van runs just fine.

Do I need to prime the injectors on one and two or something (it runs on all 4 cylinders) any ideas would be much appreciated
 

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OK, so a bit more R:R:R:R: and I find out that the throttle spindle O ring uses a vacuum seal, I guess I broke the seal by undoing the injector pipes 1 and 2, one suggestion was to puch down on the spindle shaft but no joy, a bit of a run didn't help either. I must admit I've seen the odd slightly damp bit occasionally by the spindle in the past. It looks like I need a fuel pump repair kit and the guide from here.

I'm totally loosing the love for this van, it is just worn properly worn ou, if you touch anything or replace anything something else just gives up the ghost, its never just one thing its always replace something and something else will break. Since I've had it the only thing that hasn't packed up or stopped working is the alternator or the cyclinder head, every ancillairy, every bit of electrical sensor, head gasket, all service items, every suspension bush, every tyre, just about bl00dy everything has been changed. hey ho, pretty soon it will be back to show room condition!

And how did I end up putting this in the T5 engine area, Mods could you do the right thing please
 

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My 1.9 went pop on boxing day, cambelt. I'll have a pump available within the next week if your interested? Off a 96k engine, no idea what it's worth, not too far from you either. Just an option if it becomes more serious.

Robbie
 

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Cheers Robbie, van is booked in on Tuesday to my local VW specialist for another job (water pump) I know they don't like doing fuel pumps so if they don't fancy it I'll get that pump from you. I send you a PM either way
 

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I'm totally loosing the love for this van your words

Go on You know you want to :D
I think I want a different Van but it will be a T4, I can still wield spanners on a T4. After this van I reckon I can tackle anything on a T4. I'd hate to get under the bonnet of a T5 let alone behind the wheel :)

I'm beginning to think about a T4 part finished project and swap the interiors over and let this one go. Think I'd quite enjoy breaking it bit by bit!
 

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prolly right, it always was a keeper of a van. anyway before this thread descends into a hand wringing excercise about whether or not I should change my van.....

has anyone else got any ideas other than the O ring on the throttle spindle?
 
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