I've got a 1993 Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet that I picked up as a project car. When I first got it the lifter pump was dead so I replaced it.
About 6 months later, the main pump died and was replaced.
6 months after that, the new lifer pump started overheating and died again and was replaced again.
Now, about a year later, that new, 3rd lifter pump has died and fried the relay.
Would anyone know what could be causing these to die so quickly?
I've got the correct battery installed, but have always had trouble with the terminals. Several times the connections have slipped off the terminals. The terminal connectors also have a few eyelets with additional wiring connected to them (ammeter, radio) that sometimes rattle loose and create heat (on 2 occasions cutting out the engine).
Could this be what's causing them to break?
Fuse to pumps is a 10 amp. No other electrics in the car seem affected.