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Dan014
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USA
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  08:53:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Dan014's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am an ASE certified mechanic who now works for attorneys.
We represent a man, his wife and child who was horribly injured (brain injury AND paralysis below his waist) when a Bloodmobile stalled in his lane of traffic on the Florida Turnpike on 1/28/03. The Bloodmobile was a customized 1999 Bluebird bus powered by a Cummins ISB 5.9 with a Bosch VP44 fuel injector pump with about 61,000 miles on it.
Through testing with the Bloodbank, we learned the cause of the stall was a failure of the PSG (electronic control module) on the VP44. The engine shut down in traffic and was not allowed to restart. Fault codes were 361 and 374.
I am trying to learn how widespread a problem this was and what, if anything, was done about it once the problem began showing up. I have seen some of your postings about VP44s going down and would like to talk with you. If you had problems with the VP44, could you write to me at dosredkar@ForTheInjured.com? I would especially like to talk to bbird66, BusBoy1, wrenchmen, and Joe Hartnett.
Thank you for any help you can give me.

bbird66
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  11:13:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I e-mailed you. Hope you got it.

Were gonna miss you "Brent"..Good luck in "Heidi land"

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Dan014
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  11:41:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Dan014's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes Thanks


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Originally posted by bbird66

I e-mailed you. Hope you got it.

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ModMech
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Posted - 02/17/2006 :  5:12:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit ModMech's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is a VERY common problem, and the NTSB has a current investigation on it as I recall.


I have personally replaced no fewer than three VP44s for the same symptoms.

If you want customer service, you NEED an International!
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