Courtney the Dancer
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Originally Posted by jurgenvoigt
My 2001 3GM30 has also developed an Oil Line Pin Hole,... took me weeks to find where the oil was going... Until I source a replacement, do you think I could use epoxy putty or tape until it arrives,...
I'm currently out in the Pacific on the yacht and not close to port for weeks..
Did you find an after-market replacement ??? like those flexible Braided type,.. Where & What Price ??
What price are the Yanmar replacements .. Where from..??
Ordering online would be good for me...
I have a number of other parts to order..
Thanks for your help
In the Pacific..
Hi Jurgen, Rather than epoxy or tape I think I would use a thin piece of neoprene if you have it rolled around the tube with a hose clamp right over the pinhole leak. This would only work if the leak is on one of the straight sections of the tube (our leak was at a bend).
My brother didn't look for an aftermarket replacement, I think it would be unusual if one was available. It's a very unusual tube with four banjo fittings and everything has to line up perfectly in order to fit. I think it was less than $100 US (ridiculously high for what it is), but I don't have an exact cost. You will need eight (get ten or twelve, they are easy to lose in the bilge) copper crush washers as well.
SV Laurie Anne
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