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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2012, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Help - High Pressure Fuel Pump

Hi boys and girls, i'm new to the forum having recently purchased a used 2007 R56 MCS with just 30k miles from new.

Anyways, I've had the car for four weeks now and love it to bits, but this weekend I noticed a potent fuel like smell in the cabin. Upon closer inspection I believe the high pressure fuel pump is leaking, but I'm not 100% sure what I'm looking at. Despite being a keen driver I am generally clueless when it comes to engines

I have taken a pic (see below) and it would appear there is fuel leaking from one of the ports on the side of the HPFP The diagram below shows where the leak is coming from. Tonight after my drive home from work I lifted the bonnet and found that air was leaking out of the port with a small amount of fuel dribbling out also.

If anyone here can tell me whether or not this is normal or whether my HPFP is 'kaput' I would be very grateful. Is the car safe to drive with this fault?

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Leaking fuel is never normal, it's dangerous! Replace it! When mine went out it didn't leak it just wouldn't idle and felt like it wasn't firing on all four cylinders at start up. I could barely keep it running. This was an intermittent problem.

You don't want to be left stranded and you sure don't want to deal with a fire! Good luck!
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Hi ya

I am not 100% but I think there is a bulletin for replacement of the hpfp if its leaking change ASAP.
Check your cars history see if it has had it changed it my be under warrantee still

Found this link hope it help

R56 High Pressure Fuel Pump Warranty Extension - Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums
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Emailed MINI UK yesterday about this and had a pretty standard response - 'not interested' Also couldn't care less that MINI USA had extended the warranty for this part (or words to that effect). Not very good service IMO.
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Hold the phone. MINI UK have offered to pay 100% supply and fit under their 'good will' policy. However, throughout my communication with the dealer and MINI UK, both have denied there is any 'well known' fault with the HPFP on the R56, hummmmm?? I just hope it will not need another one after the next 30,000 miles.
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Hi ya
good Result :-)
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good Result :-)
It would have been a good result if the dealer could fit the part properly. After handing the car back with the new HPFP fitted I had the check engine light come on and its back in with a fuel supply fault
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Just had my pressure pump replaced on my mini jcw s after she wouldn't start!! Total cost £255!! She s running fantastically now! Just need to sort out my swimming boot now and hey presto..... A perfect Mini Cooper JCW s again!!!
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You could drill a strategically positioned drain hole?
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It would have been a good result if the dealer could fit the part properly. After handing the car back with the new HPFP fitted I had the check engine light come on and its back in with a fuel supply fault
O poooooooooooo sorry to here that
I have seen a few hpfp's fail straight out the box :-(.
they broke it they fix it, I know it's a pain, but as long as it not costing you all is good. Hope it all comes good
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Yep the brand new HPFP failed after approx 20 miles! Second new part being fitted this week. Fingers crossed this one will be okay

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O poooooooooooo sorry to here that
I have seen a few hpfp's fail straight out the box :-(.
they broke it they fix it, I know it's a pain, but as long as it not costing you all is good. Hope it all comes good
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Hi all, not sure if this is the right post to do this here goes:

Hi All,

I'm new on here, i have a cooper s 57 plate. Only got it 2 weeks ago today.

last week i had the engine management light come on (half full yellow) sorry I'm an amateur in explaining these things.

my car effectively went into limp mode (i knew that from this forum) i turned the engine off and re started then was ok.

i took it to a local independent garage who said it was the first time it happened and my fuel pressure is very low (off the top of my head 4 bar out of 600)

today it happened again and i lost power at traffic lights, i re started the engine and it was fine however panicky as could happen anywhere.

i called the garage who said he needs it for a few days, does anyone know if this problem if replaced is 1: expensive and 2: should sort this issue out once and for all.

the car was bought privately so no warranty and i am always skeptical with warranty direct, also mini warranty doesn't start for 1 month if i took it and doesn't cover anything that was pre existing on the car.

i appreciate any advice

thank in advance

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and i am always skeptical with warranty direct, also mini warranty doesn't start for 1 month if i took it and doesn't cover anything that was pre existing on the car.
Typical get out quote, waste of time, if anything breaks you could say it was pre existing just waiting to happen.
Its insurance again, all of them are really out to rob you blind and try everything they can to get out of paying.
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You can probably pick up a pump for about 180 to 220 quid. Shouldn't be too much labour on top. Maybe a decent indie would charge 350 ish?


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