Originally Posted by RBEmerson
How scored is the pump cylinder wall? For that matter, how old is the head
? Generally, what's killed the heads I've dealt with is either the seals
or warping in the plastic mating surfaces. You replaced the seals
, so that leaves either the wall or a warped base. How badly does the overall head
leak? I don't recall
you're saying something like "water dribbles out of..." or "water squirts out of...", but maybe you're coping with water leaks
, too? In general, though, it's air leaks
on the inlet side that keep most pumps from working if things are otherwise OK.
RBE: I dont know if your question was to me or the OP..I dont want to hijack his thread but hope my information may help him..I have no visible leaks anywhere. and the pump feels no better with the new kit installed then it did before..I dont know how to describe the feeling in actuating the pump other then slobbery and worn out feeling...You know that sort of feeling where it grabs for a millisecond and then breaks its suction...I have only owned the boat for little more then a year so have no Idea on age but it looks 5 to 10 years old and has always operated this way and was noted on my survey
or replace...I should have done the latter.
I have a sea strainer on the intake through hull
and can get plenty of flow through it.
There are no warped flanges or cracks in the head that I have found...
I just feel the pump is at the end of its useful life..they cost 200.00 the head is 350.00 plus the 70.00 wasted on the kit now...so Im just trying to save someone the same mistake by sharing..
It is impossible for us to conclude our situations would be the same...however I have two heads on my boat and my money
now says rebuild
if you know the head from day one as new and the day installed....but through it out and start over with new if you dont.
I would/will now yank my other head which is electric
and install new if it ever acts up and not bother with an overpriced rebuild kit just because I have no history
nor knowlage of the age of it either and now wount risk another rebuild kit down the drain.
I hope that sort of explains my thinking and reasoning a little..to me 350.00 to 600.00 for a guarantee and a fresh start with no headaches for the next few years is money
But as mentioned inlet water
and anti siphon must be verified first..or a new one wont work either...I will check the anti siphon next.