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Jtd diesel fuel pump

Good evening all, thought I would share with everyone my story of bad luck!

I had the cambelt done about 6 weeks, and 2 weeks ago I had a good look at my fuel pump, as I had the odd whiff of diesel in my cabin, I always thought it was a perishing pipe, but NO - It was my fuel pump - the high pressure pump in the engine bay - it has been seeping diesel from the bottom - I thought it might have been a loose fuel pipe but NO - the dam thing is leaking - especially when the car is cold! It is going in tomorrow for a fully Bosch reconditioned fuel pump to be put on. Whilst I was at the Bosch fuel pump outlet, I was told that supermarket diesel, misfueling and these so called diesel fuel conditioners which are poured directly into the fuel filter are to blame for the fuel pump to go! Apperently, some makes of supermarket diesel has up to 10% bio-diesel which kills high pressure pumps! My car has done 103000 miles, but I bought it with 40000 and the previous owner was only too proud to tell me it had been run on supermarket fuel so he could get points which he used on his shopping!! Also fuel conditioners which are poured directly into the fuel filter are a no-no as they are pulled straight through the fuel pump and then onto the injectors! Ugh!!! My poor Alfa!!! So tomorrow it is having a new fuel pump and another timing belt kit - if only it was leaking like it is now 6 weeks ago!!!
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