schwim wrote: Poor form on their part not to provide any support for what they sold you.
Well, I suspect most of their exhausts were poorly welded and they knew about it...
Even the tailpipes don't run horizontal parallel either. June 2012
During the first few roads tests fuel pump issues emerged.
During summer 2011 I rebuilt the fuel pump using one of these infamous crappy aftermarket kits.
Here are the original parts. That 42 years old diaphragm didn't inspire much confidence...
And then we have the replacement diaphragm. Its quality was quite questionable.
I was uneasy about it but decided to give it a try...
Well... The misgivings were confirmed - that pump leaked badly.
There was no chance to get the diaphragm correctly installed and the pump housing sealed the same time.
I ended up with a home made rebuild kit and cut out the diaphragm using special material (called "Membrantuch" in German).
Check out my super special high-end pump pre-loader (that little log of wood with the wood screws).
The parts of the dismountable diaphragm assembly:
- machined stainless steel pull rod
- modified original diaphragm retainers
- stronger pressure spring (taken from the aftermarket kit)
- cut out diaphragms and seal ring
Unfortunately I have no close up of the assembled diaphragm.
A least here's a blow-up from a pic taken during the final gathering of spare parts from the hoard...