Chris, do you have any idea who made the DSG gear sets back in 2005 that's the one I have.Most any machine shop might have bronze bar stock and turning it down would only take minites. I believe the drives are imported from India and the reluctor made local.
I've been using PSC products for many years now even on my Cummins never any issues but remember larger p/s cooler is required when using their higher presure p/s pumps. Now will be buying the newer 6 bolt cap steering gear assembly they offer to replace the pesky GM steering gear in the GMT400 series and Dodge Rams of that era.I'm thinking of installing a new power steering pump since its apart, the OEM P/N by VIN is 26037446 which seems to be discontinued. Any suggestions? I know I missed the slightly used PSC that FellowTraveler had for sale a while back. How well do the PSC units work? Mine is the original OEM one with 120K on it and works fine but is starting to leak a little.
I'll see if I have images archived, I basically had to give the gearset away because of cited issue.@FellowTraveler and any moderator:
I tried to just pm you to not muddy the thread more, but clicking on his icon doesn’t have the “start conversation” box.
I was hoping you had before and after pics of your phaser pitting I could see for my amateur sleuthing. Also any pattern marking tests you may have. A huge part of my late Dad’s experience was figuring out root causes and I worked with a few engineers that it was part of their job.
I bought a new ps pump on amazon, Cardone Select 96-8735.I'm thinking of installing a new power steering pump since its apart, the OEM P/N by VIN is 26037446 which seems to be discontinued. Any suggestions? I know I missed the slightly used PSC that FellowTraveler had for sale a while back. How well do the PSC units work? Mine is the original OEM one with 120K on it and works fine but is starting to leak a little.
What a damn shame......I say cut your losses!Well I just fired it up and now it's not firing on cyls 2 and 7. If you look back in the thread I had the same issue but with cylinders 1 and 8 with the first pump Constoga rebuilt with the .350 plungers, remember the one with 20 minutes of under 1200 rpm runtime that siezed the head & rotor and sheared the keyway on the cam gear that I just replaced. I'm starting to have serious doubts about Conestoga's work. It just sucks that it is so hard to find anyone that can build these pumps. Makes it hard to want to jump in a vehicle with one and drive across country. Even with a spare pump I'm told you can't let one sit with calibration fluid in it. I guess I have two choices, keep running it and hope it clears up and fear it is going to sieze another rotor, or pull the pump and send it back again before any major damage can be done. I guess maybe I'll have to put a stock pump and a small turbo back on it and throw all of the time and money that I've spent on the P400 and all of the mods out the window.