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Old 12-19-2007
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Default VP44 - p7100 conversion

Why aren't you VP44 guys converting to p7100 pumps?

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Old 12-20-2007
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

I would say that the cost is somewhat prohibitive. I have seen a few guys (drag racers, sled pullers) that have done that. 1600 for the conversion kit and you still have to buy a p-pump at 1200 bucks. Now that I type that it really doesn't seem that expensive, but a quick google search found a new VP44 with a 150GPH FASS system for 1700 bucks.

Money talks and BS, I mean VP44, walks. [img]/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 12-20-2007
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

One guy on another forum replaced the engine is his '99 with a 12 valve engine. He used a PCM from a '98 with a 12 valve engine. The conversion was easy and didn't cost him a lot because he sold the 24 valve engine. The result looks stock and everything works.
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Old 12-20-2007
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

I paid roughly $1500 for my rebuilt VP 44 and a FASS 95 GPH HPFP from Midwest Fuel Injection.

I'm happy.

Life's good.

I get my truck back today from the shop... NEW FRONT END!
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Old 12-20-2007
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

I would purchase a rebuilt hot rod Bosch VP44, and immediatley replace my lift pump with a FASS/or Walbro GFS Lift pump system,no switch to a P7100 for me, maybe a CP3 . The VP44 is totally fuel lubricted, with the addition of a ULSD fuel additive, plus 2 stroke TC-W3 engine oil with each and every fill up, one should/could expect over 100,000 miles out of your stock VP44 i'm at 56,245. As I have always said just do some research yourself, there is no reason your VP44 should fail in stock configation, when folks start adding turnes & box's without addressing the Lift pump, and forget to add that extra lubrication in the ULSD. We will continue to see the Bosch VP44 fail as new Diesel enthusiast's join us.
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Old 12-20-2007
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

I know cost is the biggest reason, and also its pretty labor intensive. Granted you get alot better pump, that can pump more fuel than a VP44 could ever dream of, is oil lubed, and mechanical. But honestly unless your really using your truck for pulling or racing, or a pure HP nut with alot of cash the swap just is very hard to justify.
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

I totally agree with you LW...some P-Pumps are over 4600.00 alone...then comes the kit....lots of money.
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

almost be cheaper to buy a 12v truck and swap a 24v head lol
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

HaHa, you do have a point there Lonewolf
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Old 12-21-2007
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Default Re: VP44 - p7100 conversion

If I had a 24V and a good paying job I would save up for this switch. Try to locate a used p-pump, and start doin the work. It may be a time consuming and somewhat pricey swap, but look at the benefits. I'm a horsepower junkie though....A well taken care of VP44 can go around 100,000, but a normal p-pump can go a million.
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