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post #51 of 53 Old 30th March 2015, 03:44 PM
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I'm not hugely mechanical but I agree with Jim. I would disassemble the pump (there are in instructions on that bearing replacement DIY) and inspect the internal components and if no scoring you could try to sell it. But I guess the market doesn't seem too good for used pumps.

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Originally Posted by jcolley View Post
Antti, I have two for sale right now for several months. Seems there is some fear in purchasing a new one.

There's a misconception that they just grenade with no warning and i really believe that's false.

You can replace the drive gear on it and then it's identical to the new style pump. As long as the inner race is free of scoring, and the pistons move freely, the pump is fine.
Hi JColley,

I have 112k mi on my car now, and I am worried about this VANOS pump. I am going to try to get to the dealer for the official test. Do you still have any used pumps left?

Did you rebuild the gear, and if so, is that all that needs to be done? I should probably save my old pump once it is changed out.



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Any update from the original owner on how the car has been since the pump replacement?
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