[Vwdiesel] pump internal pressure

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sat Feb 26 21:56:37 EST 2005

Do these vanes ever wear out? The only wear I 
found in this pump was the four small shafts, that support the rollers that 
the cam plate rides on, were sort of pitted. Like roller bearings when they 
begin to make noise. 

  When I was at that pump shop he showed me a set of worn out 
vanes.  I asked if that was normal. He said it pretty much was, IF 
you run it full time on straight #1!  ;-)  They make harder vanes for 
about 5X the price, that allow it to run #1 without wearing quickly.

> Still &all this is one beautifull piece of machinery inside. My mind 
> boggles 
> when I think of what goes on in there at such precision &for so many 
> millions of revolutions without failure.
  The other fascinating thing is with all that precision it's still basically 

tough as a hammer too!  :-)

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