99 2.5 TDI - engine cut out and now won't start - timing issue? fuel pump?
Alright chaps. Got an issue with my 99' 2.5 TDI A4. It cut out on me while driving the other day and now refuses to start. Tried a couple of bump starts and still no luck. Plenty of fuel in there and can be seen in pipes, no sign of any real air in it. Starter motor kicks in, but nothing fires up.
Got it towed to a local garage who think the timing belt has slipped so it's now out, but haven't fully stripped it to determine the cause. They now say they don't actually have the tool to set the timing if they fitted a new cambelt kit/tensioner, which sounds a bit suspect!
Anyone else experienced this or have any suggestions? fuel pump timing? are there any ways to confirm this as if the belt did slip I'm concerned I'd be wasting my money as the valves may be knackered, in which case I might ebay it for spares/repairs. The garage tried some easy start and it did try to start but didn't sound great. Thinking about it on a couple of occasions it has taken a couple of goes to start it in the last month or so, not sure if this was a precursor?
My local VAG specialist in Sheffield quoted me £670 for a full cambelt kit/tensioners/rollers/waterpump/new aux belt&tensioners which seems quite a lot. It did have a cambelt kit in the last couple of years by the previous owner and hasn't done a great mileage since (£3k in receipts for work from last owner!).