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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, friends!

Happy day, my powerful engine purrs once more. Daddy fitted the new fuel pump in my diesel tank and, once he had used the new pump to bleed the air out of my fuel system, I started and purred like a good 'un!

Thanks to all my friends who have helped out here. Papa could never have done this all by himself. Now he smells all dieselly again!

Now hopefully the computer parts are not far away then I can finally, FINALLY have my Lexia session. I did feel sorry for the delivery chap, daddy was waiting behind the door and yelled "OWZAT!!!" when he took the box. He was a little unsteady on his feet as he wandered back towards his van.....

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Good to hear a new pump has made you feel better :D

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Re: The diary of a C5

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always does with me :)



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Re: The diary of a C5

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:bl: :bl: :bl:

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:rofl2: :rofl2:

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That's the second unintentional double entendre I've committed today, did one on Facebook earlier :twisted: :roll:

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Double entendres always welcome here.......

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Did WHAT on a FaceBook ?

x3 Jim :)

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Could have been worse. Imagine a faux pas on FB.......

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Do you have a link for the pump please Xnut? Or was it a one off price?

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Ay up, Lexi?

Quick question, does your car have Bosch to Siemens injection equipment?

The Bosch cars have an immersed lift pump in the tank. A replacement motor and pump unit is about £40 on the Bay of Evil compared with £120 for a full pump and level unit combined,

If you have Siemens injection then e lift pump is an integral part of the injection pump. If in doubt, the Siemens cars have a hand pump by the engine mounting, the Bosch cars do not and use the electric lift pump in the tank.

Let me know which and I will happily post a link on here,

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Thank you.
I have Bosch injection with in tank pump. The unit in tank is VDO ( Siemens) but a bosch one can be fitted, AFAIK that doesn't matter. There are cheap pump units on the bay that can fit into the tank units, saving the replacing of the whole unit. They are labelled from some German retailer but probably made in china. Not sure about them. Any thought or links appreciated.

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Ay up, Lexi!

I made a big mistake when I ordered the part because when it arrived it was for a Siemens car without the lift pump. It came in a Bosch box and the assembly inside was stamped with the Bosch trade mark. It was also stamped "Made in China!"

This one should fit:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/In-Tank-Diese ... Swq7JULIWd

But I do suggest you contact them 1st. As I said above, I discovered that, although the fuel pump was not operating, the fault lay not in the fuel pump but under the bonnet. Check the connections to the fusebox. I discovered that pin 11 on the middle connector had burned out and so the pump was not getting voltage but no amperage. After cleaning the contacts the pump sprang into life and then the engine did likewise.

If you're still in the dark, I shall get some pictures tomorrow.

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Thanks for info. No real problem here as all is working. Just that I found one or two metal specs in the fuel filter bowl. Preparing for a new unit, just in case. Parts are a minefield as made in china can be ok, if the oe manufacturer has their plant there. If not and the part is by a chinese company, then results may vary. I always read and enjoy the blog! :-D

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Fair enough, my thoughts exactly. I would have thought that diesel would lubricate the pump and make it last LONGER than a petrol one! Just goes to show......

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