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|07-03-2012 02:04 PM|
Re: Engine seawater pump rebuild
Keep in mind at some point it doesn't pay to rebuild.
I recently rebuilt my Westerbeke 82B waterpump needing a shaft beyond what's in the kit.
All told it was $350 for parts!
Now, I have a spare I'll hopefully never need.
|05-31-2012 10:06 AM|
Engine seawater pump rebuild
Engine seawater pump rebuildStory and Photos by Harry Hungate - www.oceannavigator.com
A repair kit with gaskets, impeller, etc. Long distance voyagers should carry a spare seawater pump for their engine. A set of spare parts for the pump will be of little use unless you also have gear pullers, a press, and internal and external snap-ring pliers. And, who wants to try to rebuild a pump at sea?
One of the first spare parts that we purchased for our new Yanmar engine was a new seawater pump. The Yanmar dealer truthfully advised that a set of spare parts for the pump was much less expensive. However, I already had experience in rebuilding similar pumps while serving in the Air National Guard as a diesel generator mechanic, so I knew that the job wasn’t trivial.Our new pump was called in to action nearly nine years later, when the original pump seal started to leak seawater. Changing the pump was easily accomplished; rebuilding it was not.