View Full Version : yellow jacket vac pump

13-09-2014, 12:50 PM
Valves (or something) may be going in my "not so old" vac pump. Are they repairable for a reasonable price. There is a lot of clackety clack going on.

monkey spanners
13-09-2014, 01:23 PM
Mines been doing something similar for a while, i think you can get a new 'cassette' for them and keep the motor and ali housing original.

I wasn't impressed with the YJ from new, so have taken the chance to try a JB one instead.

13-09-2014, 01:55 PM
I found a cartridge but it is $250. I though there should be a better (cheaper) way. Which JB did you get?

monkey spanners
13-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Its jb platinum 2.5cfm, though its 3cfm on 60hz, not sure what hz you got there! I never use bigger hoses so a higher cfm is wasted on me :)

13-09-2014, 05:37 PM
60hz is all North America.

The JB looks like you can repair without buying a cartridge that costs 2/3 of a new pump. Might be the way to go.