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Has sprung a small leak :cry:

very small loss of the black liquid gold, no loss of performance as its on the feed part, which low pressure in then high pressure out, so to speak.

Hence now needs replacing.. I have been quoted £275 + VAT and labour to replace. I understand the pulley for this is on the same unit that the timing belt is on, is that correct?
Damn annoying if so, as timing belt/water pump was only replaced 6 weeks ago..more labour costs.

Any recommendations? Any tips?

The car is a 2005 GT Jtd, no remaps etc.

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Yes he high pressure pump is on the the cambelt train. The belt will need to be changed if they are doing the pump and the waterpump, tensioner too as the pumps are prone to seizeing
 

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Hi Joss,
Thanks for the reply, I wont shoot the messenger though..
so are you saying that both the timing belt and water pump will have to changed again, and tensioner?

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When was it last done? To get the pump off you'll need to take the belt off. You shouldn't retension a cambelt so the belt will need replacing. Although alfa still states 5 years 72k between services it is widely recommended by all specialists that this is brought down to 4 years 50k as the pumps sieze. You could put a new belt on it but you would need to take the next belt service interval for the belt from when the WP and tensioner was last changed or you will almost definitely find yourself with a big bill later on :( Got any pics of the leak?
 

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Make sure it's a fault with the pump itself and not just a leak on the fuel line connection.
Good point. Rushy, you need to find out if they actually need to take the pump off. I assumed from your original post that they had told you they need to do this yes?
 

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When was it last done? To get the pump off you'll need to take the belt off. You shouldn't retension a cambelt so the belt will need replacing. Although alfa still states 5 years 72k between services it is widely recommended by all specialists that this is brought down to 4 years 50k as the pumps sieze. You could put a new belt on it but you would need to take the next belt service interval for the belt from when the WP and tensioner was last changed or you will almost definitely find yourself with a big bill later on :( Got any pics of the leak?
Timing belt & water pump changed 6 weeks/ 1000 miles ago, and tensioner. Only on 53000 miles now.

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Good point. Rushy, you need to find out if they actually need to take the pump off. I assumed from your original post that they had told you they need to do this yes?
the mechanic (who I've used for a few years, he's a bit like Redknapp when it comes to some things..if you know what I mean) took off manifold cover, no leak there but spotted the pump at fault. He said he had tried to fix them in the past but it cant be done, as they cant be resealed etc. Also said that is the pump is not an Alfa coded part, he thinks the Fiat Duplo 1.9 pump is the same.

I guess he needs to take it off then, by his comments.
Cheers again, this is all much appreciated.
 

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the mechanic (who I've used for a few years, he's a bit like Redknapp when it comes to some things..if you know what I mean) took off manifold cover, no leak there but spotted the pump at fault. He said he had tried to fix them in the past but it cant be done, as they cant be resealed etc. Also said that is the pump is not an Alfa coded part, he thinks the Fiat Duplo 1.9 pump is the same.

I guess he needs to take it off then, by his comments.
Cheers again, this is all much appreciated.
At that price I take it the pump will be second hand? Also you should ask him to give you a quote for the labour. It's a pig of a job to get the pump off so if it were me I would like to have a better idea of labour charges.

If the pump is leaking from one of the three block that are bolted to the pump then they can be fixed.

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yes, the pump would be a good secondhand one, with a 3 month warranty for a lot less than the original £275 for a recon one.(was originally quoted £695 for a brand new one) Not sure which block its leaking from, as I didnt look under the bonnet myself. Is this visible and where should i look?
Again, you guys are diamonds and thanks for the input

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yes, the pump would be a good secondhand one, with a 3 month warranty. Not sure which block its leaking from, as I didnt look under the bonnet myself. Is this visible and where should i look?
Again, you guys are diamonds and thanks for the input

Stu
take top engine cover and look :thumbs:
 

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aha!!! cunning plan there, take the engine top cover off..! genius.. Will do tomorrow in the light.
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ok, i see it. the diesely looking thing. its a clue. so, remove plastic engine cover (3 nuts on that) then look down towards the timing belt. what fun.
 
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