Oh noooo, sudden Pentosin leak ...

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Apr 23 07:39:37 EDT 2002

Rebuilt pumps are just about as good as rebuilt alternators, right John L?
You're always at the mercy of the rebuilder.


> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 08:23:19 -0400
> To: Scalmanini Steve <sscalmanini at yahoo.com>, 200q20v at audifans.com
> Cc: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Subject: Re: Oh noooo, sudden Pentosin leak ...
> At 10:08 PM 04/22/2002 -0700, Scalmanini Steve wrote:
>> ' ya mean since the plug that's leaking is toward the
>> top (read accessible), I could've tried replacing one
>> o-ring and saved the labor of replacing the entire
>> pump?
>> Maybe next time,
>> Steve
>> --- Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net> wrote:
>> ...the plugs having the "big X" on the flat top ...
>> are sealed by an easily replaced $0.10 O-ring.
> Generally speaking, if one of those O-rings has failed, it won't be long
> before another one does.  And then another.  At least, that's what I was
> told by two different independent mechanics and a shirt-tail relative who's
> worked in a VW dealer's shop for a couple decades.  They were saying that
> you're farther ahead to reseal the entire pump.  Of course, in your case,
> Blau apparently was replacing the pump?

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