[Vwdiesel] Leaking Injection Pump

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Sun Sep 13 15:02:42 PDT 2009

I agree to a point, it just depends on the expected amount of time 
required to get the job done. Certain things I won't even begin to 
tackle, not because I can't do the job, Sometimes it requires just a 
bit more tool than I have, for example the pitman arm on my truck that 
I had replaced a few weeks ago. I've done them before but this was a 
bit more than I wanted to deal with. It cost me $50 and parts to get 
the job done. I'd have been at it all weekend, as it was the shop 
almost didn't get it off with their hydraulic puller, I can't even 
imagine how much fun it would have been with my small snap-on pitman 
arm puller .....

I've got 3 injection pumps to put seal kits  and a set of glow plugs in 
before the snow flies {can you say next month} You guys are a wealth of 
info, keep up the good work !
On Sep 13, 2009, at 1:36 PM, Erik Lane wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 2:07 AM, William J Toensing
> <toensing at wildblue.net> wrote:
>> I was going to suggest you write a manual or make a CD but then I see 
>> you already have. While  I am writing this, my computer printer is 
>> printing the aprox. 100 page DYI on rebuilding a pump. If you can do 
>> it in 2 hours, that is $100 an hour you are earning. Four hours would 
>> equal $50 an hour. When I was back in Mich. last July & visited The 
>> Parts Place, I bought a resealed IP for my 1986 Jetta but haven't got 
>> around it since I wanted to give my Quantum first priority.
>> Brian, I certainly want to thank you for making this manual for 
>> overhauling a VW VE injection pump.
>> Bill Toensing, Nevada City, CA
> Not quite right, since with those numbers you're forgetting taxes and
> such. Saving money is worth considerably more than earning an equal
> amount. It's the equivalent of one and a half to two times as much,
> depending on tax circumstances. (I don't know exact numbers, but
> that's what I always tell myself when I'm sinking money and lots of
> time into fixing something rather than buying new.)
> So you're even better off fixing it! :)
> Erik
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