First, let me get this out of the way:
Originally Posted by Jason911
I'm glad there's a diesel subforum here as over at JF it's full of anti diesel trolls and mod biased against diesels - so great to see a thriving pro diesel WK2 community here!
Big thumbs up on that one. To the point of not wanting to even read JF any longer because of the "diesel hate". Really bad when moderators - who are supposed to moderate - side with the trolls.
No doubt.... the anti diesel trolls over there are a PITA.
Now... onto my Ecodiesel. On April 26th, it experienced a major meltdown accompanied by the flashing dash lights of death. All sorts of codes showed up on the EVIC screen... low oil pressure, service electronic throttle control, service 4 wheel drive system were the major ones along with a number of OBDII codes which I pulled with my code reader. I had it towed to a dealer and it has been there ever since.
The original diagnosis was that the diesel injector pump failed and I was told it would be 30+ days before I saw it and the associated fuel metering valve assembly. Dealer and Jeep have been very professional since I told them that a month without my vehicle was unacceptable. I have a rental SUV on their dime so its not like I am without transportation. They have also offered other consideration which I have not yet accepted so as to not prejudice any future decisions.
Parts actually showed up late last week, were installed over Thursday and Friday and the vehicle was restarted Friday afternoon. It ran for all of 30 seconds before shutting itself off. FWIW... the new injection pump assembly is listed at $3800.00
I am now told that the pump is only putting out 800psi or so and that there is a unacceptably high rate of fuel return going back to the tank. They are now convinced that the failed pump introduced metal contamination into the injector system and have ordered new injectors, filters and fuel rails. Those parts are supposed to be in later this week.
Yesterday I formally escalated this to a request for a new replacement vehicle as this is completely unacceptable. I have a fully loaded Overland ORAII truck with 6100 miles on it. IMO, they are throwing parts at it now in the hope that they can make it run so even if they are right about metal contamination and do get it to run, who wants to deal with that for the remainder of a vehicle's lifespan?
Chrysler Engineering is now investigating whether or not they have a supplier issue with the injector pump assembly.
I post this as a public service to other Ecodiesel owners who have a December 2013 build date and experience injector pump failure.