[Vwdiesel] pump still leaks

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Sep 16 18:46:27 PDT 2009

In a message dated 9/16/2009 9:32:36 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
vwzoo at yahoo.com writes:

> I am trying to do this on the cheap, but I am exploring different idea's, 
> before I get into the work, or spend a lot more cash.

  Very understandable.  Thing is, with the fuel nowadays, EVERY 
seal on that pump will very likely start leaking in a few days to a
few months.  :-(  Replacing the cold start lever seals is easy as 
long as you don't mind pulling the pump and re-timing it.  Problem 
is that (in my personal experience anyway) it'll start leaking at the 
other seals in a month or two.  Mine leaked out the throttle shaft 
seal and distributor seal. 
  It's not highly likely your "shelf" pumps are rusty but it IS possible.
It IS highly likely that they'll start leaking in a few days even if all 
else IS fine with them.  They've sat too long, even if they were 
hooked up and full, they'd likely leak.
 I'm cheap but a complete reseal was the only practical way to go 
since I just couldn't have the pu constantly going down from pump 
leaks.  I doubt you can either.

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