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post #22 of Old 03-06-2011
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Originally Posted by irishlad View Post
Does anyone know which way the seals (water and oil seals) should face? Should the spring side be facing the impeller side or not? Do they both face the same way? thanks
If you can see the springs, then I wonder if you have complete seals! Both sides of of the seal should be enclosed in brass, and the center should be rubber...

I suppose that you could have older seals... the ones that I removed were NOT enclosed in brass.

If I recall correctly, on my old seals the springs were exposed to the weep holes once they were seated in the pump.

Therefore, when inserting the seal, one spring, the one on the water seal, faced out, and the other, for the oil seal, would have faced in.

I hope this helps!
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