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Hydraulic pump rebuild - BTDT

> I tore apart my leaky pump only to find that the front bearing (a
> babbitt bearing - can you say cheap?) was very worn and of course, no
> replacement is available from Audi. This wear was due to a too-tight
> drive belt. Make sure yours is not!
> So, I went and got a sintered bronze bushing (non-metric naturally, but
> about $1) and tried to file/sand it to fit. It fits, but is not exactly
> a machined part, so I've no idea how long it will last in there.
> If a bearing of the right size could be found or made, it is EZ to
> replace. Somebody must make it for AUDI. I think this would make the
> rebuild complete.
> Any machinists or old car types out there know how to make or find
> babbitt bearings?
> Dave
> 86-5kCDtq, only 242 km's
> 99 Odyssey, not worth 9 of the above