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    My A&P is telling me that vacuum pumps for our airplanes, (mine is a 57 150 hp Tripacer) are almost impossible to find, new or used. This just doesn't sound right. It's probably been addressed in another thread, but I'm swamped at work right now. Can anyone shed any light on this? As usual, any help would be deeply appreciated.
    Jim Kirkendall "Knowledge is good."

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    Rebuilt Pesco pumps are available from several sources.

    https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog...2_10-00029.php
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    Is it a wet pump or dry?

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    It's a wet pump.
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    Thanks, guys!! I knew someone here would know. Deeply appreciated.
    Jim Kirkendall "Knowledge is good."

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    When our wet pump failed we replaced it with a dry pump. We still have the original and was wondering about the cost to have it rebuilt. Ouch
    “Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.”
    ― Victor Hugo

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    Wet pumps are much more reliable than dry pumps. Typical dry pump lasts about 500 hours, wet pumps have been known to keep going through several engine overhauls. Just need to keep the oil separator clean.


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    I just sold a bunch of wet pump cores, will keep me in Avgas for a little while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I just sold a bunch of wet pump cores, will keep me in Avgas for a little while.
    Who do you sell them to..?? I have at least a half dozen of them...

    Brian


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    Aviation Cores Unlimited, Inc.
    Dan Braemer 770-599-9224
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    Helped pay for a 3rd of the dental work I just had done. So much for extra Avgas.

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