[Vwdiesel] My vacuum pump isn't vaccingH . Hagar. h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon Dec 27 12:46:41 EST 2004
Doyt : I agree with Loren --- you have a diaphragm vaccum pump. Consider yourself lucky ---- that is a superb DIY fix pump. It is IMHO the best design of all time. mine are 068 - 145 - 101 B . made by Pierburg KG Germany. Repair kits are available. and cheap. Remove pump and repair in garage. Normal problem ? hole in diaphragm. Intake and outlet valve are simple to get at and check. 5.7 L V8 GM disel vacuum pump ? ----garbage. At 325 dollars US. Hope I never see one again. ( but I will ) Doyt NOW is the time to fix it. I shall supply pictures and parts numbers if required. Looks like my Rabbit 1984 Rabbit Turbo has a vane type pump ----do not like. I have fooled around with vaccuum pumps of all kinds and some bigger than a Rabbit. ... Highest vaccuum ? mercury pump for Neon and Radiotubes and lightbulbs. All of you with OLD Rabbits (like me) 1980 to 1984 check your diaphragms with a magnifier. The booster ? ---use a simple vacuum cleaner for testing . Remember there is a filter for the intake to booster ---if you live in dusty place check it. Hagar.
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