Originally Posted by FriscoKid
Well, the sole us distributor tells me "sorry, the waterpump you're looking for is no longer available. " no further suggestions or ideas for alternative pumps, nothing to work with.
If your referring to the fresh water
side pump and not the salt water
Some of the older water
pumps were rebuild
able. The metal impeller could be pressed off the shaft and the shaft pressed out of the bearing/seal assembly. Then you would fit a new bearing /seal assembly and press the impeller back on.
This is how it was done back in the old days until things got to where it was easier and cheaper to change out the unit.
I don't know how your particular pump is designed but it's worth looking into if no other options are available. Any thing is possible if you have enough money
to throw at it.
The water pump seal on my Onan 7.5 K.W. gen set is shot. the seal and housing are torn up and rather than deal with it I by passed the hoses to and from the pump and hooked up the salt water
supply to my electric
air cond. water pump and wired it to the gen power distribution switch so when I start the gen it powers up the electric pump
. Has been working since Mexico
. Luckily the bearings were still good as the V-belt still has to be installed.
I wish you good luck and hopefully you'll find some way to make it work.