Are you referring to the spring clip that sits in a notch end of the compensator link?My mechanic took pictures and a video of the internal issues and I forwarded this to IE. They are blaming it on the installation (impossible that it would have relocated the mouse trap spring) and they sent the defective pump right back to me.
Here is a photo.
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Trying to upload the video.
Cannot update, getting a message that it is from a disallowed source, whatever that means. I can email it to you. Send me an email at [email protected] and I will send you the video.
Not to worry. Just curiosity in my case, thanks anyway.Cannot upload video.
For the BB, one uploads a vid to YouTube, then drop the link to the YouTube file here.Cannot upload video.
Don’t believe that there was any paint marker but good question on why it was opened up and examined. The answer is that Wes’s company is legendary and when there is a problem with a pump, the last thing you would expect is that the rebuild was defective. (Reminder, Wes does not personally do the rebuilds any longer.) But, add to that, it had been 16 months since the car was driven. I wanted a resolution and a reason for the failure to perform. The prospect of my returning it to Ingram Enterprises for another indefinite time period just did not appeal to me. I wanted a video for evidence of the defects. If you read this thread, my experience is not an outlier. By the way, when I did send it back, it was returned to me immediately without repair.I find this most interesting! All mech injection pumps a very tricky! I have worked on Bosch 6 plunger and Lucas injection. I believe when “ your mechanic,using all his Spica skills“ opened up the pump with your Ok has voided all the Warranty. Why would you open up a very expensive, warranty sealed with a paint marker. And even more interesting take a video of it while you do it. Why. I have a HP4 sealed Spica pump which cost me a lot of money, took 3 years, waiting to go on to my engine. I’m in Australia and as discussed with Wes if we have a issue ring him! What you thinking I am just amazed. I will still get warranty even though I have pulled it apart to have a look???
Why can I say this Master Tech Porsche,Mercedes, BMW 70/80s when they used the mechanical inj.
Here is what I ran past my mechanic before I sent a letter to Ingram Enterprises; then below that is a correction by my mechanic of what was wrong with the SPICA pump.Are you referring to the spring clip that sits in a notch end of the compensator link?
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These are the problems with the rebuilt SPICA pump:
1. The mouse trip spring does not appear to be installed properly so it is not functioning as designed. It is not pushing against a lever as required.
2. The notched lever spring does not return backwards. (Is the same as as the mouse trap spring?)
3. The fuel cutoff mechanism rod is not operating forward and backward - no rocking motion - and the pin tends to push upwards instead. (Is this related to the pin that you showed me?)
Mechanics note;4. Evidently these defects were such that the SPICA pump would operate at a constant speed but would cause cutting out if more of an acceleration load were placed on it.
Actually...my question was directed to the thread owner. Nonetheless, the pump model # is stamped on the pump identification plate....Sorry cannot tell you. ...
Your last sentence is simply incorrect. I have an email asking Wes to contact my mechanic. He seems to be just too busy, and try to reach him calling that phone number. Before I wrote this thread I was well aware of the reputation of Ingram Enterprises, which is why I prefaced my post the way I did. I am not the only person who has had an issue lately. I just wanted to alert the Alfa community of a possible shift in the quality of rebuilds. Things in this world can change, some accept, others do not. Good luck. White is a pretty color for the GTV.I’m sorry but,
You just spent a lot of money getting a rebuild by possibly the best and most well equipped person in the world and you opened it? And your mechanic what are his references, did he not say appears there is a problem with injection pump, it should be sent back to WI. Your pump as it’s a “possible problem“ would have gone to front of the line. There are 2 pump testers at WIE. Do you not think that WI would check it personally! By the way you or your mechanic opened it! Why would WIE want to look? Herb has been doing the pumps for years and he would have put a tamper seal/ paint on all security screws/ nuts / bolts he would be very silly if not to do.
Thats my thoughts. I’m afraid the biggest mistake is before you opened you ring WIE.
By the way you or your mechanic opened it!