[Vwdiesel] broke later style vacuum pump?

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sat Jun 12 09:51:30 PDT 2010

In a message dated 6/11/2010 10:01:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
william at taygan.com writes:

> 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.

  Vanes could've gotten rusted in place.  They're synthetic but 
the rotor's metal.  The other option, or combination of problems, 
could be the rotor is worn.  If there's much gap between the top 
of the rotor and the top of the case, you have to mill down the 
case to a few thou clearance.  Mine had the worn rotor issue when 
I got it.  I only had the capability to file it down at the time.

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