Breaking down

Gahh. My car engine stopped half way from my girlfriends to my grandparents. I coasted about 40 meters until I could pull over, and then checked the usual: oil, diesel, water and fuses. I guessed it was some sort of fuel issue, either a blocked filter, blocked injectors or broken fuel pump. Without tools, it was difficult to debug, so I called out the AA. The bloke confirmed it was probably a fuel pump problem but couldn't fix the problem there and there. I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken car. 85 quid later and I get towed home.

Long shot: Anybody ever fitted a new fuel pump in a 1.7 litre turbo diesel 2002 Vauxhaul Corsa?

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.