Yeah, it broke apart when I was separating the housings. I am planning on getting a 6cm HX30W when I get it put in the truck. They really don't seem that expensive.Looks kind of rough. Did the breaks occur when you took it apart? It will probably seal OK but I'd seriously consider a different turbo If you plan any power level much over stock. That turbo is probably OK for up to 120 HP but after that you'd want the 6 cm2 HX30W.
Could you tell us who/where you ordered the pump through? I've seen the chinese pumps listed but the sites were all a little scary for me. I will be curious to see how it runs. Sure looks good.
I agree with you. My mom used to tell her mother, after her mom was frustrated about getting something she took apart back together: "Well Mom, it wasn't born that way!!!"Looks good. I've had every single piece out of my pump before due to water sitting inside it. I cleaned everything up and reassembled. Also resealed it before. I have a download of a Bosch manual as well as watched numerous Bosch training videos. The VE pump is not very difficult but seems to be kept shrouded in mystery. The aggravating part is trying to get even the most simple part for one of them. Ive had to resort to overseas sources. It seems that most fuel pump shops tell you "$900 plus core" no matter what. Rediculous. If you can rebuild an engine or take apart a firearm and reassemble you can work on a VE pump.