It sounds like the bearing in the sprocket end of the shaft has failed. This is very rare and is usually caused by an over-tight belt. 1-2mm of play is a hell of a lot and I would have expected serious running problems with that much movement.Originally Posted by hvellacott
I've never heard of it happening on the VE pump, but I've seen it on Lucas and CAV pumps.Has anyone had this problem before?? Does it sound terminal for the pump??
One of the guys on this forum has one for sale (Tassie euro Mk1) and this may be your cheapest and easiest solution.I have heard that an overhaul costs around $1000 (more than I paid for the car!!) I am in Melbourne, can anyone recommend a diesel specialist to take the pump to for a diagnosis? Finally, if the pump is dead, how much should I pay for a second hand one?? and what, if anything, should I do with a secondhand pump before I put it on?
Whatever you do, fix it and preserve it! We have to keep as many GLDs on the road as possible!