SailNet Community - View Single Post - Unused Head
Thread: Unused Head
View Single Post
  #5  
Old 07-14-2012
SlowButSteady's Avatar
SlowButSteady SlowButSteady is offline
Senior Slacker
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SlowButSteady is on a distinguished road
Re: Unused Head

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimsCAL View Post
Personally I would first try it see how it works. Worst case is you need to buy a rebuild kit and put it in.
Ditto.

The parts that wear-out/break-down are usually the rubber bits. If the head really hasn't been used at all the main things that do the rubber bits are ozone and/or hydrocarbon fumes. Since these bits are buried deep in the head's mechanism, they probably haven't had too much exposure to such. See if it pumps water (both into and out of the bowl). If it does, you're golden. If it doesn't, buy a rebuild kit and consider yourself lucky that you don't have to rebuild a head that HAS been used.
__________________
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook