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    031.7DTI (43Kmiles) total power loss, no start

    well,
    my trusty steed let me down yesterday. Was overtaking a wagon foot down in top about 60, and then nothing - all power gone engine stopped, and now wont start.
    Had some good local guys look at it. Diagnostics came back with camshaft sensor, which they replaced and still wouldnt start. The other thing they thought was the Fuel pump ECU. They cracked one of the injectors and it was spurting diesel out.
    Would it be injecting diesel if the ECU was broken?

    Not the fuel, timingbelt ok. turns over on starter fairly fast. Will start momentarily when squirting some of that lighter in the intake...

    Anything else it could be??
    thanks in advance

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    hi mate
    mine did that outside asda worked fine did my shop came out
    none runner ecu at back of engine at fault got mine
    of ebay from guy rogers electronic £200 squid 2 year waranty as well
    hope this helps

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    hi thanks for that,
    can you remember what fault codes came back from diagnostics?
    I got engine rpm cant be read, and crankshaft sensor I think. Local guys tried changing the sensor but no joy.

    I guess it must be the fuel pump ecu, yet it was still injecting diesel afterwards which seems strange.

    Did you just fit the ecu yourself? just 4 bolts and a plug isnt it?
    cheers

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    Thats strange for a ecu on the pump to go down at 43k.
    I had one of these go on my old taxi at 90k.easy job to do unplug the wire and 4 bolts.
    when the ecu went down it only did it when the engine got warm or when going over a bump in the road

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    sorry about the late reply
    yes mate 4 bolts and plug it in
    didnt get told fault code sorry mate

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    none start

    if you have a camshaft sensor you wouldnt have a pump ecu as these engine are high fuel presure or are you geting mixed up with crankshaft sensor,if its the z17dt engine check the cam pully for the little lugs that the sensor picks up on.you woudnt get any fuel up to injectors if the pump ecu was not working.

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    yeah sorry i meant the crankshaft sensor.
    Im totally baffled now. ANother garage had a look today and said it was non electrical from diagnostics, and that they thought it was the fuel pump (£1500+ repair so not possible for me)
    - but as I said we cracked the injectors and it was spurting diesel. The garage tried a new crankshaft sensor with no joy.

    Vauxhall dealer is going to have a look tomorrow @ £80 (just to run diagnositcs) but I dont trust those guys so much as Wall St bankers.

    Do these 1.7DTi engines have a reputation for this kind of thing? shame cos I loved it until this happened

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    What year is your vehicle? The injection ECU/EDU is a common problem in all 1.7 models, the problems reveal themselves as non start or run and stop. If the module is playing up the fuel may not inject properly, at the right times or just not enough to keep it running. The pump itself has sensors and a timing solenoid which can also cause problems.

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    any fuel in the fuel filter casing

    my ecu went at 118k jutst cust out strated and then stopped then refused to start again ecu on back of engine. if you can do it your self.
    Mk4 ASTRA 1.7DTI Estate On 126K Miles Now 127k 11/10/2008 - - 129K 28/11/2008 - - 130k 04/01/2009 -- Now 138k 08/05/2009 Now 142k and a broken Diff -- 144K

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    its a 2003 1.7DTi.
    What does checking for fuel in the fuel filter casing show?

    I assume that a new fuel pump requires full engine stripdown from the quotes im getting? cheers

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