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|03-01-2011 10:00 AM|
|sailingdog||Did much the same on a transmission oil cooling line many years ago on a Ford E350 van using a leather keycase and some speaker wire. That repair lasted over 3,000 miles, mainly because my father forgot I had done the repair and didn't replace the transmission cooling line until he saw it on the next oil change.|
|03-01-2011 09:53 AM|
|MJBrown||Amazing what you can do when you have to isn't it? Sounds like a good McGyver fix.|
|03-01-2011 09:50 AM|
That is why I mentioned the need for plumber's putty or modeling clay.
Had a plastic stopcock on a Yanmar diesel inboard blow out on me last summer on a friend's boat. We fixed it by jamming the cut off tip of a pencil into the opening the plastic bit left behind and then wrapping it with Rescue tape. It held for long enough for us to get back home (three days away) and get it replaced. Interestingly, the piece that broke is discontinued, and the replacement piece uses a bronze stopcock, rather than a plastic one.
|03-01-2011 09:20 AM|
|MJBrown||Dog, the way the seal is mounted it would be a real struggle to wrap tape around the seal. Now maybe a repeat act of the little Dutch boy and the dike might work|
|03-01-2011 09:11 AM|
|sawingknots||i apologize for giving you false info.bad advise is much worse than no advise|
|03-01-2011 09:10 AM|
|03-01-2011 08:46 AM|
Thanks Maine Sail, I tried to get some more grease (volvo) with a syringe and got it down to about 1 drip every 10 seconds. I don't know the grease history, I just had the boat delivered from BVI in Dec. I know they replaced the shaft before the trip because it was bent. I "assumed" they would grease the sleeve. About 90 hours since then. I ran it Saturday and went sailing thats when it strarted to leak. Maybe I need to run it again to heat it up and form a seal with the new grease.
Also MJ Thanks for the warning, I read more about that nipple and it sounds like I should replace it on the next haul out.
|02-28-2011 09:44 PM|
Originally Posted by HPLou View Post
|02-28-2011 09:31 PM|
If you have a shaft seal in lieu of a stuffing box, you should not be using any grease. The shaft seal uses a carbon flange and stainless steel rotor as a seal. See the following link. If there is a leak, it might be possible to reseat the rotor, if not you will have to replace the carbon flange.
PSS Shaft Seal
|02-28-2011 11:45 AM|
Thanks for the info MJ, the boat is a 2006 so I think the nipple is pretty good. It looks like its leaking from the front of the seal, maybe I should try to get more grease in there.
To others thanks but this unit has no nuts or locking nuts. Its a very simple system just using a rubber sleeve. There is a nipple on it attached to a thru-hull to keep it lubricated.
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