Right on Rusty; about the fuel cooling the VP44 and upgrade for the lift pump. Both very desirable upgrades. I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, 4x4, 12 valve Cummins that I was in the o\process of rebuilding when I saw this Bus being offered and just had to jump on it. The "98" Ram has a "Bully Dog" on it which I just might have to rob for the Freightliner Bus, any how something like that would be an option. Don't really like robbing from one project to fix another, but thinking of going back to a more stock and some kind of fully mechanical fuel pump for the Ram (EMP Proof). With the Freightliner being all electronic, the Bully Dog would fir right in there.
Christopher I appreciate your zeal and willingness to help, thanks Bro.
Reliability is key when building an Excursion Rig so used parts wouldn't work very well in this application. And the rebuild on a VP44 is nothing more than core or core charge, nothing really to save by rebuilding your own core unless you got a kit and did it yourself which being such an important part I feel a professional build would be a requirement. Then there's the part on warranty, a Lifetime from O'Rielly's is awfully hard to beat.
Gentlemen; Imna get the O'Rielly's VP44 with a Lifetime Warranty if the current injection pump proves to be faulty. I will be doing an upgrade on the Lift Pump and some day just might tear out all that electrical crapola and do a P-7100 conversion. But for now I just need to get her running good and to be reliable so I can get out of here for a spell, I've got a bad case of cabin fever and an irresistible urge to ramble