Turbo

Tiny
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  • 2011 HYUNDAI
  • 2.5L
  • 2WD
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  • 111,000 MILES
My Hyundai i800 had a leaking fuel pump, that garage has now told me this has caused the turbo to fail, is this correct as it is a brand new turbo 6 weeks old.
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 AT 10:03 AM

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Tiny
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I'd want to hear the explanation of how the fuel pump is related to the turbocharger. The fuel pump is inside the gas tank, so if anything in the assembly was leaking, the gas would spill right back into the tank. If there was a leak in a line outside the tank, you would have smelled gas, and there would have been wet spots on the ground. A major gas leak, such as from a ruptured rubber hose, would cause the engine to stall. It can't run without fuel pressure. That would have caused the turbo to stop too, and nothing else would have been damaged.

If you aren't provided a suitable explanation, I would get a second opinion from a different shop.
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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Appently ive just been told it's a fuel pressure pump in the engine, does this sound right
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
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The fuel pump is in the gas tank. I suspect the mechanic is referring to the oil pump, which IS inside the engine. If there was a service writer at the shop, they are "go-betweens" that take what they think they heard from the mechanic, and interpret it into something they think customers will understand. Often those service writers are not car experts, and things get lost in translation. They are not trying to defraud or deceive, but they are responsible for a lot of miscommunication, and therefore, mistrust of the entire industry.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 1:57 PM

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