[Vwdiesel] broke later style vacuum pump?
william at taygan.com
Fri Jun 11 22:01:11 PDT 2010
Wow, drove the '82 Diesel Westy 400 miles to Fairbanks, as its first
long-haul voyage, and had quite an adventure. Lost a wheel in Denali,
found it but only had 2 nuts for that wheel (bolts in front, lugs in the
rear) finally found one on the side of the road. Continued with at
least 3 lug nuts per wheel.
Got home, drove around the block and lost the inner CV joint bolts (same
rear-left loss as the wheel, go figure). Cut the bent ones off with a
dremel, hooked it back up and we're going again.
STOPPING, however has no boost. Classic foot hitting a brick symptom.
Unfortunately(?) I've got the later style pump. I pulled the nipple
(loose fitting anyway) and can see the vanes turning, but no suction
when I put my finger over the hole. I put a little oil in there, but no
go. Rebuildable? I've got some old-style pumps I could stick a new
diaphragm in, but would like to get this one going.
Will in Alaska.
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