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Old 05-03-2010, 20:21   #16
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I have seen lots of trouble with dripless seals around me but must say never with the version from PSS. I have a PSS seal on Jedi and never trouble with it.

About the burping: when you install either the vent or a salt-water feed to it you don't need to do that.

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:03   #17
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cat man do (or any one else),

The seal shown in your picture looks cool, what is that ?

BTW I have a PSS and I'm probably going back to a normal packing gland as it seems that it would be less likely to leak uncontrollably if the shaft somehow became off centre e.g. if the drive coupling came apart.

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good lord you guys are holding sandpaper down there while the shaft is turning? get some dripless packing and be done with it
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150 grit sandpaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now you are guarRON-teeing it to leak.

These are MACHINED surfaces
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150 grit sandpaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now you are guarRON-teeing it to leak.

These are MACHINED surfaces
Actually PSS was who TOLD me to do that. Just a few revolutions.
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I don't see anything aboot 150 grit in this article

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150 grit sandpaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now you are guarRON-teeing it to leak.

These are MACHINED surfaces

Was thinking the same thing 150 will take forever to "polish" back up.. I actually pre-polish the stainless rotors before install.

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C. Dripping at rest:


If the PSS seal drips while at rest then it is likely that foreign material is on the face of the seal between the stainless steel rotor and the carbon flange.To clean this foreign material from the seal,insert a clean rag carefully between the two faces (Note:some water will come into the boat at this time if the boat is in the water)and work the rag around the seal.As you do this,the incoming water will flush the impurities.Remove the rag from the seal and the leak should stop.
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