Myself personally, i see that chip affecting nothing..
its not on the surface the belt rides on, its not on the surface that mates to the shaft of the pump..
i would just clean up the chip a bit, and re-install it..
AS LONG AS IT IS NOT CRACKED..
did it with my jaw puller .. No cracks, just part of the circle chipped off. Get a new one or let it ride?
had to take sprocket off to replace alternator bracket which snapped while doing 65 on highway causing car to overheat
Last edited by ienjoysnails; 09-23-2012 at 11:00 PM.
As long as its not cracked I would run it. I would think that a section of missing material that rotates would have some effect on the overall balance. Not sure how apparent this might be in this situation. People can say what they like, but in the end its really up to you.
we are talking VW DIESELS HERE.. they ALWAYS VIBRATE!!
i would just use the pulley as long as the cogs, and the keyway are good!!
that little chip will affect nothing.. i bet the chipped piece of metal doesnt even weigh half a gram..
ITS FINE!! run it..
When you throw a hatchet, both ends are spinning at the same RPM. However the weight of the head causes the axis of rotation to be closer to the head rather than the handle. The end of the handle has to cover more ground as it has a larger circumference so yes, it is moving faster.
This does not apply in any way to the pump pulley though because it has a fixed point of rotation, dead center of the pulley.
I'd replace it because I have extras kicking around, if I didn't I'd just leave it alone.
needs some cosmetic work first; a die grinder is best take out all the corners and smoothen out surface. make surface on a flat plane, get into sides and round out a little and up and round the top lip a little. you dont need much work just take off very surface and make sure you have no abrupt surfaces. doesnt have to have a perfectly flat plane; but smooth and round all corners too.
the "little" D
also 962 -0 to 60 in 4 years-
why??more than 1 wire to shut her off?? a blasphemy!