So the starboard head
was getting worse, eventually hardly pumping anything at all. Maybe time to read the manual regarding regular maintenance
Anyway, I looked up the parts
number and ordered a new one. Even if I could fix the old one, it's no harm to have a spare.
But it seems so different, the new one I got, I was wondering if it's just a new design? I am sure it performs the same dirty job, but before I mess it up I just wanted to make sure that it would fit somehow.
As I highlighted in the picture above, the type is the same on both new and old, but the lot number is different. Also, the new one has two separate type numbers - would this indicate it's (somehow?) backwards compatible?
Here are more pictures of new vs old. The new one is much smaller and lighter. We took apart the old one (oh my was it dirty, might solve the problem!). Looking inside, I cannot see how I can even use parts
from the new one to fit inside the old one.
If these two units are really not compatible at all (which I suspect) - what is the logic behind Vetus and keeping the same part number and designation?
Vital question then would be:
a) Try to retrofit
b) Give it back