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
I did have a scary passage
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