How VW Parts Fail ~ TDI High Pressure Fuel Pumps

TDI HPFP FAILUREToday we are talking about more failing Volkswagen parts. This is a failed parts video that took a long time to do. We are looking at how the TDI HPFP or High Pressure Fuel Pumps fail. This has been an issue on the common rail TDI for a while. There is more to it than just mis fueling. Today we take an in-depth look at the HPFP failures common on 2009-2014 Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, and Golf.

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Join me as we breakdown HPFP:

  • What is a TDI HPFP
  • How does a TDI HPFP fail
    Catastrophic HPFP failures
    Non-Catostrophic HPFP failures
  • Symptoms of TDI HPFP failures.
  • How to diagnose a bad TDI HPFP
  • Can you DIY a TDI High pressure fuel pump?
  • Costs to replace a TDI HPFP
  • Teaser of TDI video with Engineering Explained
  • and more

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8 replies
  1. Andras
    Andras says:

    I just found your website. Great videos. Quick question. My HPFP failed a week or so ago (according to my service advisor there was a significant amount of metal shavings in the fuel pump). My dealer informed me today that my fuel sample passed and they will begin repairs. When I asked what parts they will need to replace he said only the fuel pump. Does that sound right? If there are metal shavings isn’t it a given that you have to replace more (like fuel injectors)?
    Thanks very much!

  2. Marck
    Marck says:

    Good night i have one cuestión i have a truck amarok2015 how quit the diésel pump have the time the engine o no have the problem

  3. Luiz Angelo de Paula do Rosario
    Luiz Angelo de Paula do Rosario says:

    Olá. Eu fiquei com dúvidas em relação a causa principal do problema. Essa falha é causada pelo combustível de baixa qualidade? E qual a origem desse metal acumulado na bomba? De onde ele vem?


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