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Ex AA 2.5tdi 2002 - sorry not sure of the engine code. Van still has the Maple immobilizer fitted with the belt pack permanently located in the rear of the drivers seat - never gives any trouble.

Ok - so the locating pin on my cambelt tensioner sheared and as a result timing went and clattered the head.

This is a garage job for me. They stripped off the head and sent o engineering firm to reset the valves etc. They got the head back and bolted it on. Set up the timing and fired her up - all good so far. Van immediately Jumped into life so they took it for proper test drive, driving perfectly apparently until totally cut out. a few miles down the road.

They have traced fault back to no diesel moving out of the top pump to the injectors at all. Apparently they have checked the cut off solenoid and that is all good.

Van starts perfectly with a squirt of easistart - what ever that is. But the pump seems not to be moving the fuel from low pressure to high pressure.

They have now taken off the pump to send to a pump specialist in Plymouth. I'm already into this repair in a big way financially, but I'm not convinced that it is the pump that is at fault. They reckon they set the pump timing and cam belt timing up accurately. Although I'm not sure they have used VAGcom

Any thoughts as I'm really desperate to get the van back.
 

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They've not used Vagcom I'd say. I had mine done by a specialist once who said he'd used it but turned out he hadn't. It started and ran fine when I picked it up. A day or so later when the engine was cold it was more difficult to start.
 

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If it starts with Easistart, then I'd also agree that there's nothing wrong with your fuel pump, and that it is the pump timing that is out. Ask the garage to plug vagcom back in as there will most likely be some fault codes (words to the effect of injection start control deviation). If they find them, pump timing is definitely out. It may have slipped if they haven't done something up properly, or it may just have been residual fuel in the pump that allowed the engine to start and run. This would only be enough for the engine to run for a few seconds though, not miles.
 
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