[Vwdiesel] More Quantum Questions?

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Sun Apr 19 08:26:18 PDT 2009

let us know how it works out, I'd be willing to send a pump to him.
On Apr 19, 2009, at 5:51 AM, William J Toensing wrote:

> Well, no more right now but I am sure more will follow. What follows 
> will be a progress report & report of an interesting phone conversion 
> I had.
> I bought a used Quantum IP on eBay for $150 & had him forward it to a 
> repair person in Maryland whom I shall not name yet, for rebuilding, 
> since I have not received the pump yet. However, if my gut feeling is 
> correct this person may prove to be an excellent reliable inexpensive 
> source to have IPs repaired. He told me he had finished the pump 
> repair & the total cost was $165 including shipping.
> I had a very interesting conversation with this person who told me he 
> was retired from Chrysler Corp. & was involved in the engineering of 
> the Cummings diesel for the Dodge pickup, & was involved with the VE 
> pump used on the Dodge/Cummings. He said this was a Bosch designed 
> pump very similar to the Bosch VE pump used on VWs except the Dodge 
> has 6 cylinders. He said he was rather upset with some of these 
> "Redneck Mechanics" who were messing up the Cummings VE pumps for more 
> power which he said compromised engine longevity in order to "peal 
> rubber" & dropped mileage on a 5 speed Dodge/Cummings from up to 27 
> MPG to 14 MPG. He also felt it was not right for some of these 
> "Redneck Mechanics" to get $500 or more for an hours work rebuilding 
> VW IP pumps, often improperly.
> He also said you can't replace the big "O" ring at the rear of the IP 
> while on the car. It has to be off the car & in a vertical position. 
> So, I think I goofed in trying to replace the rear IP "O" ring while 
> on the Quantum. I will also have a properly rebuilt & re sealed IP out 
> of this. I will then have that one rebuilt & possibly use it on the 
> '86 Jetta & go for the turbo kit for it.
> Thanks to all who have provided tips so far & hope this long posting 
> is of interest to others.
> Bill Toensing, Nevada City, CA
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