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    2008 Golf Engine cut out and no fault code

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for some help please, the engine cut out on my 2008 Golf 1.9 TDI at low speed, when RAC arrived they completed a full diagnostic and nothing came up, he went under car and banged the diesel tank a few times and when tried to start again, it spluttered in to life! He suggested getting the fuel pump changed which I have done, then less then 24 hours later that same thing occurred - again no fault code. This time when RAC arrived, they turned the engine over for 15 - 20 secs and then again it spluttered back to life!

    It has been suggested I replace the fuel pump relay which I am planning to do.

    Is there ANYTHING else anyone would suggest or recommend I do/try.

    The only thing that seems to have changed recently in how the car runs (prior to engine cut out) is the engine would only ever get to 90 degrees temp when sat in traffic and then cool right down once moving, now it will get up to 90 degrees and stay there regardless - water/coolant levels are all fine and the car runs perfectly.

    Any help would be massively appreciated!

    Best wishes and thanks, Ed

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    We could do with knowing the cars engine type code.
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    The engine code is K (assuming Dr Google was correct on telling me 8th digit of VIN)

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    K is no good did you mean BKD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie3079 View Post
    The engine code is K (assuming Dr Google was correct on telling me 8th digit of VIN)
    I don't think you can read engine code directly out of the VIN without 'trade' information. It will however be on a sticker on the boot floor.

    The temperature behaviour sounds strange, because it sounds like a before and after description of thermostat replacement, but you don't mention having had that done?
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    I can get the engine code from the VIN if it helps? The K is part of 1K which means Golf 5
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Engine cut out and no fault code with what?

    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 10/2003-07/2005, Model: Golf/Variant/4Motion, Engine Code: BKD, 103Kw, 140PS, 2.0 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Turbocharged Direct Injection Pumpe Düse (TDI-PD) 16v Timing belt

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    Hi, apologies the engine code is BXE - numbers that follow are 720292. Thanks!
    2008 Golf 1.9 TDI-PD BXE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete1 View Post
    I don't think you can read engine code directly out of the VIN without 'trade' information. It will however be on a sticker on the boot floor.

    The temperature behaviour sounds strange, because it sounds like a before and after description of thermostat replacement, but you don't mention having had that done?
    Hey, I've had the car for 4 months and not had the thermostat done - which way is working correctly!? Like it is now or how it was before?
    2008 Golf 1.9 TDI-PD BXE

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    Like it is now! Does it maybe get to 90 a bit quicker than before?

    There may have been something stuck in the thermostat workings, preventing it from closing properly. That something may have now been dislodged and moved elsewhere. I seem to remember there are some retaining clips inside the plastic housing that can break off, maybe it was a piece of one of those. Wouldn't worry about it, 90°C is an ideal working temperature.
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