So I had a one second drip from the bottom of my CAV injection pump for my Westerbeke
W30 diesel engine
on my Cal
34. I called in a mechanic
. He's been pretty good so far, but this time. OMG.
He decided to start by trying to tighten everything up on the pump, and reefed on all the fittings. It was very hard to get at some of the bolts without removing a bunch of stuff, but he did it. The leak got WAY worse. Great.
Then he tried to take them out, and because they were so tight and the clearance was so tight, he used vice grips. Of course I wasn't there, but this is what the fitting looks like now.
He gave me the the fittings and I'm supposed to bring them in and try to match them up and get new ones, but here's where the problem gets worse.
If you screw the banjo bolts in, there is wobble in the hole of the pump. He stripped the threads by overtightening them. So now there is almost no thread in the pump and there's play in two of the holes. Buying
new bolts will not solve that problem.
I wanted him to remove the pump so I could bring it in to be rebuilt. I was quoted $500 for a rebuild
, but now, I'm scared that this pump is ruined. Re-tapping it is not an option, since I would have to get new fittings custom made. Good luck with that. My understanding is that a new or used pump will mean having to take the motor
apart to set the timing up correctly, and because I have a V-drive and reverse mounted motor
, good luck with that.
Any other ideas? Am I totally screwed? This has been a very bad day.