Jack Recall

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 13:02
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Hi, just got back from OS and had a recall notice for the jack in the mail regarding fuel injector seals or pump seals or something (its a TDI).
Just wondering what are the syptoms of the fault that has occured. Mine has started "playing up" and I was about to replace it but maybe this is the problem (along with the check engine light thing).
Any advice appreciated.
Tim
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Reply By: Savvas - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 16:01

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 16:01
Pretty definite symptom for this fault ... a puff of white smoke and permanent engine shutdown. Usually results in an engine rebuild or replacement depending on amount of damage done. Usually a sudden failure too.

The injectors are driven by the engine oil under high pressure. There has been cases where the injector seals have failed, letting oil rush into the combustion chamber causing a hydraulic lock situation with devastatingly expensive damage.

If your Jack has more than 80000km on it, get the recall work done quickly.
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Follow Up By: Tim - Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 18:30

Saturday, Mar 06, 2004 at 18:30
That doesn't sound very good at all. A whole lot more serious then what I expected thats for sure.
Tim
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Follow Up By: VWR - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 13:46

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 13:46
Is this for diesels only? (pardon my ignorance)
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Follow Up By: Tim - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 14:03

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 14:03
Not too sure, mine is diesel. I rang up today to book it in and it will take a week atleast to get the parts in which surprised me a bit, its not like I am out west (Newcastle). But in the next week I will clock up 1500km so I hope its not super urgent as stated above.
Tim
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 14:44

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 14:44
Yep ... only relates to the 3.0TDI engine which is Jackaroos later than 1998
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Reply By: WDR - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 19:00

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 19:00
Thanks savvas = Booked car in for service today and asked dealer (big one) re when they do timing chains - answer - not until they start to get noisy.
Interesting.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 10:22

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 10:22
Mate dont confuse the timing belt with the cam chains, the 3.5 v6 has a timing belt which drives the water pump as well, it also has chain drives linking the twin cams on each head. Timing belt at 160 k, should also replace tensioner whether it needs it or not while the front is pulled apart.
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