hello all, i wondered if anyone could offer me some advice on my w reg astra 2.0 ltr diesel , ive owned the car for 3 trouble free years and apart from routine servicing it has cost nothing .
however a couple of mornings ago i went out to it and it would not start , it turns over as per normal but refuse`s to fire or even offer to fire .
i slackened off a couple of injector pipe`s to check fuel delivery but all there is is a feeble dribble as opposed to a definate spurt from the pipe.
although im a truck mechanic with many years experiance on both heavy and light vehicles i have to admit the modern small diesels are new to me .
so i got a mobile mechanic out of my local paper to come and diagnose the fault hoping that he would use a code reader on the car but no ! , instead he just said he knew this model very well and the fault was the injector pump u/s , replacment cost circa £2000 + £800 fitting cost .
is this so ? im not to sure of the engine code but i do know its the lower bhp model .
he also said that obtaining a s/h pump was out of the question as they are coded to the car ? is this true ?.
i dont want to get rid of the car as apart from this problem it has been a very good motor so any offers of help or pointers would be gratefully recieved , are there any particular problems with these models that could cause this problem btw it had a new fuel filter fitted around 4 mths ago .
p.s congrats on a great forum its very interesting and a lot of the members seem to be very knowledgeable on these models .