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Old 23-03-2016, 10:42   #1
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Speed Seal. How to order?

Hi, everybody!!

Can anybody tell me something about Speed Seal?

Welcome to Speedseal

I'm thinking to install it on my Volvo Penta D1-30 (b), but I've got some doubts, because I'm not sure that it fits perfectly on my sea water pump and it generates leaks. Does anyone have experience about this gadget?

In case I finally order one of this gadgets...¿What information the seller needs in order to deliver me the right piece? There is a reference number on the cover of the pump that I've got at present. Is it enough to give the engine model to the seller? Do they need this reference number?

Thanks in advance for your help!!

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Old 23-03-2016, 11:52   #2
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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

I had one on my Ford Lehman. Many engines use "standard" water pumps from Jabsco, Sherwood, etc. You should check to see if it is one of those. My speed seal fit perfectly. I was doubtful when I got it because the o-ring gasket was so skinny (small diameter) but it worked great for the 8-9 years I had it on the boat before selling it. I did hav a spare o-ring but never needed it. I did keep it lightly lubed with silicone grease like I did most o-rings on the boat.

It came in handy all the time when servicing the pump but especially so if the impeller failed while underway and I was in a hurry. I also had a couple spare thumb screws for it too, in case I lost one in the bilge. But you don't have to remove all the screws to get the top plate off and no tools required for that.

I am going to get one for my current engine as well.

I did have a scary passage between Vanuatu in a horrible ten day passage with high winds on the nose and bad seas. I had to change the impeller early on the passage. I was getting seasick in the engine room so was not at my best. I did not seat the gasket right, I think by not cleaning the housing and plate surfaces before I put it on. I had a small leak for three days that I didn't know was from the pump. And the primary bilge pump died. The big backup bilge pump only had a manual switch, not a float switch and enough water was coming in that I had to run the pump for a few minutes every 15 minutes so whoever was on watch had a timer to do that as the high water alarm was nasty loud. I thought that a new 1" thru-hull I had replaced before was leaking. In the lumpy seas and my seasickness I couldn't tell. It was wet around the t-hull from the lurching of the boat. I was sick to my stomach thinking we were in big trouble if I couldn't fix that. Finally I figured it out. I cleaned the plate, o-ring, and housing and it didn't leak after that. Very important to clean it well as the thin o-ring would not compensate for a bad surface.

I recommend the Speed Seal. Get the x-ref for your pump and I bet it is a standard model that you will be able to get the right one. Double check with the vendor in England too. I know that many Volvo motors have these pumps, i.e. they are not some model that only fits your motor.
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Old 23-03-2016, 11:54   #3
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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

Select either Speedseal Life or Speedseal then follow the bouncing ball... :-)

The SpeedSeal Life has been on my last 2 boats. Works well.

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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

The reference number from the pump cover is good for them.
Drop them an email with the ref number, and ask them to check compatibility.
If available, go for the Speedseal life.
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Old 23-03-2016, 15:11   #5
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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

another happy user here... but order some spare o-rings! I have not been able to source replacements here in Oz.

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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

I have the Speedseal life on my Yanmar 3GM30F and my 5 KW Northern Lights. I am very pleased after 5 years of use. My impellers are lasting longer and less wear. Easy to access the impellers and the Life model has a disc that spins with the impeller against the outside cover.

Thy claim they will run dry for 10 minutes and they are correct! I changed my impeller on the generator once and forgot to reopen the thru hull. Ran 10 minutes, then quit. Easiest impeller I ever removed since blades were dust! Smelled like burnt rubber for a while though!

Call,their number in England and speak to them. You can call on skype for pennies.


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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

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if you contact Marine Energy Systems - Home - Company history & activities they have speed seal parts. They are located in Brisbane and Gold Coast
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if you contact Marine Energy Systems - Home - Company history & activities they have speed seal parts. They are located in Brisbane and Gold Coast
Thanks very much for that! I had no idea that there was any presence in Oz. I'll get onto them.

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Hi, everybody!!

Can anybody tell me something about Speed Seal?

Welcome to Speedseal

I'm thinking to install it on my Volvo Penta D1-30 (b), but I've got some doubts, because I'm not sure that it fits perfectly on my sea water pump and it generates leaks. Does anyone have experience about this gadget?

In case I finally order one of this gadgets...¿What information the seller needs in order to deliver me the right piece? There is a reference number on the cover of the pump that I've got at present. Is it enough to give the engine model to the seller? Do they need this reference number?

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Regards
The old model Speedseal works very well. But like other impellor pumps, there is some wear at the cover.

Now they have a new model with thin teflon sheets at both sides to reduces friction and wear. You can replace these sheets.

And don't forget to take some spare o-rings with the set. I also have some spare bolts, because of my deep bilge.

Recommended.

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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

Speed seal can also be purchased in Oz from A Better Way To Go who are in Richmond in Melbourne. WATERLESS COMPOST TOILETS - A Better Way To Go.
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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

Thank you to everybody!!

I'll go for it. And, although the model "life" is a bit more expensive than the basic model, I think it's worth it

Last summer I had a failure in the the cooling system, while motor sailing. One of the blade of the impeller had broken. And replacing it on the sea was "like a toothache" . From then, I've got on my mind to find something like this gadget, or similar.

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Re: Speed Seal. How to order?

I have had the Speedseal "teflon disk" model in service on my VP2003 for 6 seasons-approximately 300 engine hrs.
It is disassembled/reassembled each Spring & Fall-winterizing & back in service. It probably has been disass. / reass. another dozen times during service for various reasons-none caused by the Speedseal.
It has been run dry 6-8 times for 30seconds to 2 minutes due to various reasons-none caused by Speedseal.
It has performed flawlessly & I don't think I have had to change impeller. (maybe once-due to impeller itself cracking,or my OCD) Nothing to do with Speedseal.

Spares-I purchased all 3 items-Teflon disk,O-rings & spare Knurled nuts.
So far-I don't recall using any of these spares,BUT
My RW pump is very accessible, so dropping a nut,disk or even O-ring is easily retrievable & I haven't had to do an impeller change at sea.
What I'm recommending is that you purchase all three spares "kits"'mainly due to "dropsy" under poor conditions or inaccessible pump rather than fear of a component wearing out.

Hope this helps
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