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[Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] Deisel leak astra van envoy 1.7 dti y reg

Discussion in 'Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Tigra & Nova [Includes AstraVan & ComboVan] owners forum' started by omega owner, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. omega owner

    omega owner New Member

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    Hi I have a deisel leak on the rear side of the engine does anyone know what this could be I have had one person have a look and they said it would need further investigation but was probably the pump and would cost ten million pounds (500-700ish)cn anyone help ? cheers
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    Marie Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible for you to find someone to read your ecu, to see if the fault codes show that it is indeed the fuel pump. I know the fuel pump seems likely, but have you checked the pipes for leakages and failing that, the fuel filter housing could be damaged.

    If it was leaking from the front of the van, I would have no hesitation in saying it was most probably the leak off pipe.

    If it is the fuel pump, all is not lost, some places can refurbish them for around £450, which is a lot less than buying a new one. Scrap yards may be worth a try too.
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    Deisel leak

    thanks for taking the time to reply i, afraid idon,t know a great deal about this could you tell me if fault codes from the ecu are different from those generally what i am trying to say is the em light came on a little while ago i took it to my mechanic (a different one from the one who quoted ten million) and this was before i was aware it was a deisel leak he plugged it in and it was a brake light bulb ! bulb changed light no longer on we originally thought it was the sump (leak)as it was dripping from there (front) done that it was still dripping that is wen i took it to mechanic 2 and he put it on a ramp and i saw deisel on the back of the engine funnily enough while the engine is running only a small amount drips but if i have driven a while and turn it off that is when it is worst i,m sorry if this is confusing but that is the story of my life!!i in a nutshell do istill need the ecu reading even though no em light is on ? i really am in a quandry as to what to do the van has high miles (183 000) but i have had another box put in and the belt done and money is an issue no van-no work if someone could just say it will cost x icould make a choice any advice ? other than seeking phsyciatric help obviously ! cheers
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    A diagnostic check will either throw up the error code for the fuel pump or not, either way you will know if it is or isn't the fuel pump, to go and replace it without knowing for sure could be a waste of money.

    It is worth ruling the fuel pump out, it's just a shame that in doing so, this will cost money, I would still check the filter housing for cracks and see if I could establish where the leak was coming from, if it is towards the bottom of the engine, is there anyway you could jack it up and stick it on ramps just to see if you can see where it is coming from.
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    I have had it on a ramp while it was running and got under it with mechanic number 2 the engine was wet at the back and dripped from a large nut ? but the leak was above this the mech said he would need to take the pump cover off which involved a fair bit of work to see where it was leaking from so it would cost me a couple of hundred before he could tell me how much it would cost me and then it might have to be sent away does this sound right ?
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    cavwebmaster CavWeb/VxON Forums Admin & Founder Staff / Administrator VxON Club Member

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    To be honest you need to have it looked at by a mechanic. Its virtually impossible to diagnose a leak online as we don't know what we are up against, but this topic might be of some use:

    http://www.rovertech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=108938

    I personally think its a seal or union gone UNLESS its not running properly (which you said it is)

    Lastly a computer diagnostic is unlikely to show a fault if its running well but leaking.

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