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Old 05-20-2007
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Water Pump

Engine is a Bukh24, three cylinder. Diesel of course. Salt water cooled.

A few months back we caught the dreaded plastic bag in the intake, result being fried water pump impellor. Today , however , I noticed that we have an oil leak coming from the water pump housing itself, ie not the impellor housing but the main pump assembly.

Before I either rip the thing off and re build it or have it rebuilt does anyone have any thoughts ?

Simplest answer I can come up with is that when the water pump overheated it has also taken out the gasket sealing the main pump from the impellor housing but any thoughts, comments, suggestions ect , gratefully received.

Other than changing the impellor I've never pulled a water pump to bits, if it's just a gasket then even a moron like me can fix that but I'd like to be prepared in case it could be something else.
Andrew B

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