A few weeks ago, my 1997 W202 C220D didn't start. It was still warm from doing a 45 mile motorway trip, so I realised it was possibly a fuel pump problem. Having had a quick look at the fuel filter, it didn't look like any fuel was getting to it, so I resigned myself to having to taking it to the local garage. I towed it there, and park it, explaining to the mechanic what I had done. 3 weeks later, I am still car less and the garage are no closer to fixing it. They have had a quick look at it and think the fault is the shut off value. The problem is that in my model of C220D, its a part of the pump, and so I will need a new pump. The garage are reluctant to put it on the ramp to take the pump off and sent off to the refurbishing company because that would mean a ramp out of action (its too heavy to roll off?) Anyway, having phoned the refurbishing company they were planing to use, they suggest that the pump is not a good one to fix. Replacement is a better deal - although they realise that at £2k, its not economic! So, this is where the question comes in - what is the best thing to do? I'm just outside Chester. Is there a diesel specialist I should take it to for a second opinion? Is it possible to bypass this shutoff value with a part from an older car? So many questions! Anyone with an easy answer?