> days. It is a HUGE mistake to rebuild a pump without a
> suppression diode. Point erosion is the primary cause of SU failure,
> and the diode extends the life by a large factor.
YES! I agree wholeheartedly with that.
> > 4) You'll save oodles of money in the long run, especially once you know
> > that the points and valves are the only things to really ever go, and
> > combined they'll only cost you about $10.
> Beg to differ, but there is this thing called a diaphragm that turns
> into concrete after a few years. They run about $35-40.
Where have you been getting your diaphragms? VB sells them for about $18,
TRF for about $15. The entire repair kit, with new everything is only about
$40. I've seen a diaphragm that went bad, but as you rightfully say, YMMV.
'74 MGB, '76 Spit