[Vwdiesel] Waterpumps Who has Cast?

Shawn Wright vwdiesels at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 23:03:01 EDT 2006

On 25 Oct 2006 at 14:25, Andrew .Libby <libbybapa at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the past I have always heard that the cast impeller variety was better
> than the stamped steel or plastic impeller.  I've had one of the stamped
> steel ones lose its fins and I have heard that the plastic variety have a
> habbit of spinning on their shafts.  I have recently been trying to purchase a
> new cast impeller one and lo and behold have been informed that noone is making
> them any longer.  The parts folks have let me know that the cast ones were prone
> to failure (never seen one fail myself) and that they have been *upgraded* to
> the stamped steel version by all of the OE suppliers.  Any opinions anyone would
> like to share?

I've only ever used pumps with cast metal impellers, and I've never seen one fail either. I 
have a new German one here, but don't know when it was made - it's my spare that I carry 
around, and I haven't bought a new one for a few years now. Try asking Ron at 
busdepot.com, if there is still an oem style pump, he can probably get it. I notice 
autohausaz.com lists a Graf pump with cast impeller, but they don't specify what material...

Shawn Wright
'88 Westy 1.6TD 5 speed
'85 Jetta Diesel 1.6NA

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