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post #2 of Old 06-28-2001
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Westerbeke 60 fresh water pump repair

This winter I rebuilt the water pump on my Westerbeke W27B. By rebuilding the pump you''ll save about $250. Removing the pump body from the engine turned out to be the most work of this very simple procedure but this is the only way to rebuild the pump. Once the pump is removed from the engine, two seals and a graphite bushing are all that''s necessary to replace. The seals can be purchased from Westerbeke but Berry Bearing has them as well, they are a standard size. The bushing must be purchased from the OEM. If you have any mechanical abilities and access to a press you can easily do this yourself. Note when removing the seals that they are oriented and must be replaced in the same direction. A mistake here could let your engine oil out or sea water into your crankcase.....Bad.
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