This is to alert you to a chronic problem concerning VW and Audi diesel engines in vehicles from 2009 - 2015. It has been revealed that the high pressure pump begins to wear and sheds metal fragments into the fuel injection system (which the filter DOES NOT capture!). Once it begins it is not long to system failure. Correcting the affected parts is about $7500. If you are driving one of the these vehicles and you have more than 60k on the odometer, please talk to us about checking for this condition. If contamination has not begun, replace the pump as a preventive measure. The job is approximately $4500, which includes replacing the timing belt which is removed to do the pump.
The VW Audi TDI SERVICE is removing the fuel filter and dissect for collected metal slivers. If found, replace pump immediately, and hope that not enough has been deposited in the injectors. If not found, and the there is more than 60,000 miles, discuss the situation with us for the best course of action.. If less that 60,000 miles and no slivers, install new filter, and schedule next filter check. We will advise on a case-by-case.