I have a Volvo
TMD22 mounted in my engine
room. I've noticed that there is a lot of water
coming out of the weep hole in the water
pump">raw water pump. It comes from the opposite side of the impeller. When we run the motor
for several hours, the motor
is all covered with salt
from the dripping water coming from the weep hole and drying out on the hot engine
. We sail in the Caribbean
. I don't know if that is a factor or not.
Anyway, is this normal behavior? I checked the impeller and it is in good condition.
Also, this may be related, but it doesn't seem like there is a lot of exhaust
water coming out of the stern. I've had Perkins Diesel
engines before and they seem to pump a lot more seawater than this volvo
I have. Thoughts?