Thanks all for the quick and good answers.marco_polo wrote: ↑Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:52 pmAll DI engines need a hpfp, all diesels and most modern petrols. Diesel fuel pressure is usually around 29,000psi, which I think you'll agree is fairly high.elisvk wrote: ↑Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:07 pmQuestion, You say HPFP let's go. I'm under the impression they are only in petrol cars? I'm referring to the n47 diesel which I believe has a commonrail injection system without a HPFP?
If the chain, guides etc are replaced, is it a good engine? I can't get over the price I'm able to get it for. Spending about 1-2000usd to change the chain will still make it a good buy. It's great to drive.
I wouldn't touch any N47 personally, I'd rather poke live wasps up my ass.
HPFP and injection pumps are not the same thing mate. I thank you for your input and it is definitely valid. This car will cost me about 9k gbp. (I'm not from the UK, cars are a lot more expensive here). Similar cars without issues and in better condition and lower mileage are about 15-18k gbp. There's loads of little nicks and dents all round the car but I can have that fixed for about 1k at my friends shop. I do plan to replace the chain and guides as soon as possible to prevent future problems. I reckon I'll be 11-12k deep into that car fully fixed. Anybody have a link to a good timing chain kit?