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      09-21-2009, 10:01 AM   #31
dcstep
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Originally Posted by von_zoom View Post
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Sorry to hear of your problem, and this is the very thing that I have feared every since this topic came up. I hope that you will post what occured when you returned your car for service. Good luck.
vz
This happened to several cars at VIR in May, total failure. I was told that the heat from the exhaust overheats the pump and ultimately can melt some of the plastic internals of the pump, requiring pump replacement. The spewing fluid is just a symptom caused by the extra heat in the pump.

I'm curious, how many autocross laps did it take before the symptoms started and then failed. Was the spewing a problem at past autocrosses. I'm not having any troubles, but our AXs are much cooler here in Colorado and may not strain the system as much.

Dave
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