[Vwdiesel] Vaccuum Pump Swap

Libbybapa at wmconnect.com Libbybapa at wmconnect.com
Sun Sep 5 15:19:45 EDT 2004

-Andrew  :   Do not swap  ---fix.

She was planning on taking the van on a 100+ mile trip to Jerome, AZ.  Down 
from 7000' to 4000' to 6500' to 4000' to 7000'.  The rebuild kit for the 
diaphragm pump was not due in before she was leaving.  I thought power asst. brakes 
might be a good idea.  If the pumps swap then I can't see any advantage to the 
diaphragm pump.  If there is any such advantage let me know.  Sould they 
swap, or is there an difference in the shaft that drives them?

The van has 93,000 miles on it and she is not sure if the timing belt has 
ever been changed.  I think I scared her into not taking the van until timing 
belt has been changed.  Anyone know for sure if the gas I4 are not an 
interference design?  Anyone know for sure if the ecodiesel has oil squirtin' piston 
coolers and the other TD mods (special alloy heads, etc..)?

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