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post #5 of Old 02-28-2011
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Seal on Saildrive

Originally Posted by DrB View Post
the shaft seal in a traditional stuffing box or is this a saildrive? If a stuffing box, tighten it a bit. As far as grease, I am not aware of any stuffing box packing that should have grease as part of the packing.

If the seal is on a saildrive and no grease was applied to the lip of the seal when it was replaced, the friction will likely tear the seal and you will have to replace it again.
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