And so the love affair with Volvo-Penta begins.......
Had a discussion with the local VP mechanic
about the SW cooling
pumps that are now leaking from their shafts. One is not too bad - just seeing water
stains on the hose. The other is dripping about 6 - 10 drops a minute.
guy says that rebuilding the pump requires a press to get the shaft & seal out. Then you must press the new bearing onto the shaft, and press the shaft, bearing and seal back into the housing.
His claim is that for the cost of the rebuild
kit plus the 2 hours of labor charge it takes, I could just buy a new pump and be done with it. At $300 x 2 this seems more than a bit outrageous...
So - have any of you done this pump rebuild
yourselves? Is it easier than described or should I just buy a new pump?