Originally Posted by Exile
I'm pretty sure I understand this Jim, especially after reading Maine
Sail's excellent step-by-step with pics. But thanks for the helpful explanation which helps to clarify further. In my case, I'm pretty sure the r/w is making it out past the cover plate and not the weep hole, but I'll double-check now that you've mentioned it.
Btw, MS suggests that if you're going through the trouble of removing the shaft you might as well also replace the bearings along with the seals. Do you agree, or you have been able to get along OK just replacing seals? The rebuild kit shown in MS's tutorial includes all new components except the pump body.
I am going through this now. To be sure about where the water was coming from on a Volvo
P 2040D I tied strips of rag around the top hose connection, bottom hose connect, around the centre of the pump in between the in and out hoses. Ran the engine
for a couple of minutes. The wettest rag showed where the leak was. It was from the rear of the pump, the bottom rag wasnt even wet.
The local mech from whom I ordered the kit has even volunteered to press on and off, out and in whatever I need if I have trouble. Would like to give him a wrap here but commercial
promos are probably not on. fantastic though and the price
for the kit seems reasonable compared to new. $160ish v $600+. The kit includes all bearings, seals and a shaft.
I like the idea of a spare though.