The VP44 injection pump is an electronic rotary pump; which when well maintained can last longer and operate efficiently. The Electronic pump delivers fuel to the engine at very high temperatures by controlling the flow rate of the fuel going into the engine. The reason the VP44 injection pump is always prompt to failure is because it has both a mechanical system and an electronic system. They are prone to tear and wear due to the constant pressure in the engine.
The fuel pump has two internal sensors connected to the PSG. And because the pump creates a lot of heat for use the connecting wires to the internal sensors become brittle hence they crack and causes failure. A solution to such malfunction is to replace the entire PSG.
It is important to note that the VP44 not only provides the pressure but also controls the time it takes for fuel to be delivered to the engine. The timing of fuel by the VP44 injection pump is by the timer piston that is always under constant motion and pressure. Many people complain of the failure of these injection pumping systems because of the friction that is as a result of the constant pressures and motion; that causes tear and wear and hence the fuel starts leaking. Once the leak starts, the pump loses its timing causing the engine to lose its power and consequently the car uses more fuel. The best repair to such malfunction is by replacing the pump housing and the internal parts of the VP44 internal pump.
If we want to ensure the BoschVP44 injection pump works longer, you need to control the amount of horsepower your engine gives because the more the horsepower, the greater the friction that causes the tear and wear. However, the Bosch VP44 pump has not been very reliable, and the problem has been that the 1998 through the 2000 trucks’ rotor take hold of the distributor of the pumps. Nevertheless it should be noted that, the problem of injection pumps varies across all injection pumps.
Finally, the mechanical and electronic upgrades that the Bosch Auto Company has made to the new VP44 injection pumps have solved the perennial failures of the injection pumps. And now the VP44 lasts longer and performs better even though the heat is still persistent.