offer VP44 injection pumps that come with a 12 month
unlimited mileage warranty or upgrade to a 24 month warranty
that has installed many VP44 pumps. Call us toll free at
with any questions or concerns.
of core:The core is the old unit, which was replaced
by the new or rebuilt item. Some new items, for example the
Alliant product line, require the return of the old core.
Cores must be like for like and include return valve.
If you return a different core there will be a $250
up charge. If your unsure which pump you need check to application
chart to cross reference you pumps part #. If you don't see
your part number please call 866-737-4966.
98.5-99 6 speed manual NON HO trucks need to call in at
866-737-4966 with your engine serial # to verify correct
call this pump a 15xwhich Fits:
1998.5-2002 Dodge Ram Cummins Auto/5 speed
call this pump a 17x which Fits:
2000-2002 Dodge Ram Cummins 6 speed Transmission
Trouble Codes (DTC) that mean your VP44 needs replaced:
P0216 (often referred to as the code of
death and most common code for VP44 pump failure)
P0251 - P0260
you have an issue with your VP44 pump, please review
the following information.
Thoroughbred Diesel to discuss the issue with
Warranty of the VP44 pump is controlled by the
Manufacturer of the VP44, not Thoroughbred Diesel.
The Manufacturer makes all decisions about the
warranty of this pump.
Diesel is here to assist the customer in obtaining
the proper RMA# from the manufacturer to start
the Warranty Process.
Thoroughbred Diesel nor the VP44 Manufacturer
will not reimburse labor or installation fees
under any circumstance
Reasons your pump will NOT be covered by warranty:
o Improper installation - (Ex. Smashed keyway,
cracked housing, etc)
o Fuel Contamination
o Improperly tapped PSG Wire
Thoroughbred Diesel will oversee the warranty
process and be in contact with the customer.
Any findings deemed to be manufacturer defects
will be covered under warranty and returned
to the customer in a timely manner
Diesel offers replacement Bosch
Vp44 Fuel Injection Pumps that have been
rebuilt by certified Bosch tech and have been tested on a test
stand for 4hrs before the pump is sent to you. Bosch
VP 44 diesel pumps are also upgraded with all the latest
upgrades required by Bosch. Our VP44 injection pumps
come with a 1yr unlimited mileage warranty.
If you are placing performance parts on your truck it is
highly recommended that you use a performance lift pump such
as the Airdog fuel system or Fass Fuel Systems. An Airdog
or Fass Fuel System will supply the Injection pump with the
fuel pressure that is need no matter what performance upgrades
you have on your truck. We also offer several different gauge
options from Autometer and Isspro to monitor your fuel pressure
so you know when your lift pump is going out and can fix the
problem before you lose your Injection Pump. The cheapest
way to monitor your fuel pressure would be BD's early
warning light. Preventing problems before they occur is the
best way to take care of your truck.
The fuel injection pump (VP44) is an electronic rotary
distributor pump. The pump performs four basic functions:
the high fuel pressure required for injection
the exact amount of fuel for each injection cycle
the high-pressure, metered fuel to each cylinder at the
the timing relative to engine speed.
A cam ring
with three plungers, a rotor, and an electronically controlled
fueling solenoid valve is used to develop and distribute the
high pressure required for injection. A worn or damaged internal
transfer pump, plunger, or fueling valve can affect the pressure
and amount of fuel injected, thus reducing the power from the
engine. Generally, if the fuel injection pump is injecting fuel
from one outlet, it will deliver from all outlets. VP44 Timing
Principles Timing in the VP44 is controlled by an internal timing
piston coupled to a cam ring inside the pump. The timing piston
is moved by fuel pressure. The amount of fuel pressure in the
timing piston assembly housing is controlled by an internal
transfer pump and a pulsating timing solenoid valve. As pump
speed increases, the fuel pressure to the timing piston assembly
also increases. Based on the inputs from the fuel pump control
module (FPCM), the timing solenoid valve pulses to vary the
pressure to move the timing piston, which results in the cam
ring moving to the desired position to achieve the commanded
timing. The more pressure created by the internal transfer pump
and timing solenoid valve, the more the timing will advance;
therefore, timing range capability is increased at higher rpm's.
*Performance chip & add on disclaimer -
Tampering with the pumps wires can cause premature pump failure.
If the wires are cut the pump is no longer warrantable, and
any repairs that need to be made to the injection pump will
be the buyers responsibility. In the VP44 pump the fuel is used
to cool and lubricate the pump, and the tolerances between the
head and the rotor is very fine. Performance chip add on's affect
the cooling rate of the pump. The pump will become hotter due
to excessive RPM's from the chips programming. When the throttle
is backed off the fuel to the pump is reduced, and the pumps
cooling capabilities are greatly reduced. Since the pump is
hotter from the increased RPM's the rotor seizes in the head
and the pump fails. An alternative to cutting into the pumps
wires is to use a chip that plugs directly into the trucks ECM.
This approach will allow for an increase in HP while not excessively
heating the fuel pump.