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Re: Leaking Dripless Help
The face of the 'doughnut' against the face of the section that's clamped into the bellows IS the seal.. if it's leaking there the clamps won't be an issue. If it's leaking between the bellows hose and the piece clamped into it that's another thing, but from the pics it appears your seal is not doing the job.
You might try giving the bellows a pull away from the doughnut and give the seal face a real good flush, could be something is stuck on one of the surfaces causing the seal to weep. (a fair amount of water will come in so be prepared for that) Looks some amount of dried salt all over the doughnut.. these surfaces need to be very clean and smooth and mate cleanly. it's also possible the pressure from the bellows is not sufficient (ie it's not compressed enough), in which case the doughnut/collar needs to be moved back on the shaft a bit.
If you really have to replace any parts of the seal that will be an out-of-the-water job and requires at least removing the shaft from the coupling.
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Last edited by Faster; 05-22-2012 at 08:21 PM.