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the bmw diesels are having LOTS of issues cuz of the DI....getting new engines.Congrats! Welcome to CT! Yeah was talking with a guy at church who just bought Diesel. It is a BMW 535d, he loves the torque. It seems lately people are discovering how nice diesels can be.
Is this the case on the newer engine or the one from the 335D? I haven't been able to find anything on the revised engine (just did a quick google)the bmw diesels are having LOTS of issues cuz of the DI....getting new engines.
VW have known issues with the HPFP, the Chevy appears to not have this issue.One of my facebook friends who is a Jetta diesel owner warned me not to use Shell because it causes HPFP failures. Seems the VW diesels may have issues also.
I thought the HPFP was driving off of the timing belt? See pic below:The CTD drives its HPFP off the camshaft, same as V-Dub and Audi with one fatal difference.
The VW/Audi twins use a flat tappet design shoe that rides against the cam lobe to drive the pump.
The CTD uses a roller wheel that rides the cam lobes, same as the rockers.
Yeouch......You might have something there......I am relating what was discussed with me by one of the Diesel guys unless he meant the accessory drive has the cam/roller plunger arrangement.I thought the HPFP was driving off of the timing belt? See pic below:
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