Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mansfield UK
Car: 2 Rover 25 Diesels and Rover 45 Mk2 diesel
VP 30 pumps arn't that bad in my experience. I had one fail on my V reg at 185k, have 194k on my 53 plate and no failure as yet and 127k on my 45 as yet no failure. I once heard a 45 which I think must have had tractor syndrome and it is a scary and uncomfortable noise to say the least when the car accelerated. The 3 L series I have all give a metallic knock, the 45 is worse than my 25s and sometimes is a bit uneven on idle, but it has not failed yet and it has been that way for the 30k I have owned it.