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I have a 1981 vw pick up diesel... it starts but wont run for more than 10 seconds... the injector pump and injectors have bben changed... all the timing is in line... whats the problem?

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Try changing the fuel filter - it may be plugged. You mentioned the injector pump was changed...are you referring to the fuel pump? Also, make sure the fuel lines on the fuel pump are correctly installed - also, make sure that the fuel filter (if an inline) is installed in the correct direction (arrow pointing forward if inline); if it's a screw on filter (like that of an oil filter), than try replacing it.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Posted on Jul 09, 2010

  • k_lipowski Jul 09, 2010

    there is no fuel pump.... i have replace everything.... filters...ect. could it be the glow plugs?

  • Brandon Bruce
    Brandon Bruce Jul 10, 2010

    It very well could be - and there isn't really anyway to determine if it's just one or more - so it's best to replace all of em - I also suggest before replacing these as they can be a bit expensive - consulting a certified diesel mechanic.



    There must be a fuel pump in the fuel tank - if this is bad, you simply may be getting fuel to the engine.



    Please let me know if you need further assistance.



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