GMG recently fixed a blown oil pump in a customer’s MEP003A. Bad things can happen, even though we refurbish and load-bank a unit. Under our exclusive warranty program, we covered this repair. Typically, we only cover parts (not labor) in any warranty situation, but we made an exception and covered labor costs, which were over $600! We stand behind our units and our warranty and believe our warranty is the best (and only) one in the business. Who else warrants a machine manufactured over 30 years old?!
Here are some of the pictures of the damaged oil pump for your reference. The symptoms of this failure were:
- No oil pressure was registering on the gauge (this is often a bad gauge situation, but not this time).
- Unit would shut down (correctly) due to low oil pressure, thus protecting the rest of the engine and mechanicals.