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Camping / family reunion.  I'm at home, not that I could do anything anyway.  (MS Sucks) has small enclosed trailer with her...  and daughter & 2 grandkids.  Phone call I didn't want. 

 

Quit in the middle of the road...  Had it towed to a diesel shop.    

No codes with code reader.

Turns over.

lift pump is running & putting out fuel. 

Shop closed Sat.  open again Monday.  

 

Old production Airdog.  No FP guage.  Spare filters under seat.  ??  air leak rubber hoses?   Quadzilla XZT+ set to econo  65,000 miles & 14 years on original VP44

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I'm confused if the VP44 has failed with no codes?  

 

Shop ran out of time today...  just getting second hand info from wife.  Last word was there was fuel "under the hood".  Some confusion as shop isn't familiar with aftermarket Airdog.  I'm going to have to call the shop on Monday. 

Knowing how critical the computers are, I'd rather spend more to get a new computer...  but there may be a shipping delay no matter what is done.     

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DAP will drop ship an industrial injection pump to you if that's the case. They are new computers and they have a Bosch stand of their own. There is a way to test the pump independent of the ecm... it's on blue chips site if I recall correctly.

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Repair shop is closed until Monday.  I found them on FB but no web site or email so I can't send a link to Blue Chip's diognostic.

 

DAP is closed so I can't even explore shipping options in advance. 

 

Blue Chip is within driving distance but their prices are crazy. 

 

I wonder what the prices would be from CumminsNortheast... there's one in Dedham Mass, right off I95

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Any other vendors for vp44 with new computer that I ought to consider?

 

Blue Chip   http://www.bluechipdiesel.com/products.html  All new parts including computer,  2 year warentee $2475 + shipping...   

 

DAP $1439 Free shipping  All upgrades including steel sleeves & computer  http://dieselautopower.com/bosch-027-vp44-fuel-injection-pump-standard-output-235hp-wire-tap-ok-1-year-warranty-vp44027tap/

 

Industrial Injection (direct) https://www.industrialinjection.com/shop/product/027se-vp44-injection-pump/  $1150 (unclear about upgrades)

 

DPP http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/p-4797-stock-replacement-vp44-injection-pump-985-02-59l-cummins.aspx  $1319 2 year warentee.  All upgraded

 

 

Diesel Supply $998 with free shipping?  Claims to have all upgrades including computers... 

http://www.vp44pumps.com/Bosch-VP44027-SO-Fuel-Injection-Pump-FREE-SHIPPING-vp44027x.htm

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OK, I've been making phone calls this morning, checking on upgrades & warentees. 

 

DAP IN STOCK Price is listed at $1439...  but that's with a $400 core charge.  So net is $1039.  Can ship overnight for $95 

(I mentioned I am a member here & same user name as my email)  Did I get a discount? 

 

Inustrial injection has NONE IN STOCK & an 85 unit back order list. 

Throughbred Diesel $1250

Diesel Supply Warehouse didn't answer the phone. 

 

Waiting for call back from the shop. 

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Shop just called.  Truck is up & running.  New filters.  Problem is she ran it down on fuel...  sucked air on a hill & down she went.   How many frigging times must I tell her???  Maybe she'll listen to the mechanic.   Fuel guages are not reliable.  Sometimes they read off.  She said it had 1/4 tank.  Mechanic said 1/8th.   I start looking for fuel at 1/2 tank... 

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!       

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Shop just called.  Truck is up & running.  New filters.  Problem is she ran it down on fuel...  sucked air on a hill & down she went.   How many frigging times must I tell her???  Maybe she'll listen to the mechanic.   Fuel guages are not reliable.  Sometimes they read off.  She said it had 1/4 tank.  Mechanic said 1/8th.   I start looking for fuel at 1/2 tank... 

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!       

 

One of the main reasons I will never put a draw straw in my tank. I spend too much time a LONG ways from civilization to make my 35 gal tank only have 20-25 usable gallons. 

 

While many say 1/4 tank issues are less common with the current draw straws there is nothing as reliable as the OEM basket with integrated return. 

 

But I am glad she is back up and running. 

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One of the main reasons I will never put a draw straw in my tank. I spend too much time a LONG ways from civilization to make my 35 gal tank only have 20-25 usable gallons. 

 

While many say 1/4 tank issues are less common with the current draw straws there is nothing as reliable as the OEM basket with integrated return. 

 

But I am glad she is back up and running. 

 

I was surprised to find new accessories from FASS...  new pickup tubes... 

http://www.fassride.com/shop/accessories/suction-tube-kits.php

http://www.fassride.com/shop/accessories/fuel-sump-kits.php

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Get a ScanGauge and gives you a second indicator of miles to empty. You've also got the trip meter which is another indicator of fuel usage. That bean diesel sump is looking better all the time.

Running the VP dry is another nail in its coffin. Make sure to run the 2 cycle oil to keep it happy.

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