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Old 03-21-2011
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Originally Posted by RichH View Post
You risk BOILING the water INSIDE the pump and also IN the Hx, therefore BAD application position for a pump. ---

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Thanks, that's the sort of positive information I needed. I had a feeling it was not clever and you've succintley confirmed that.

I will re-engineer as required and have the pump still belt driven but on the cold side of the heat exchanger. It's gonna be a tough fix but I believe it to be the best solution.

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Originally Posted by MacGyverRI View Post
I would go w/ a quality replacement elec. pump like it had and a spare if it's feasible $$.
Thanks but I have little faith in electric pumps so I'll pass on the suggestion. I have got one which I will use if an emergency presents itself but realistically, the genset should never constitute an emergency. I still have another 200amps of power generation on my normal alternators.

Thanks to all for your input.
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