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Old 09-03-2009, 14:50   #1
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Question VillageMarine Watermaker Pump Rebuild

Does anyone have experience if fixing leaking villagemarine titanium high pressure pump? VM are asking ~600 for seals kit and the removal tool. Any idea if there is a less expensive alternative?
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Old 09-03-2009, 15:26   #2
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Sorry to hear about your troubles, and I cannot offer any help, just an observation: if VM is asking $600 for seals and removal tool it suggests to me that they are trying to make a fat profit of your troubles instead of helping you to fix THEIR product as efficiently as possible. Just another example of bad company PR move... Sorry for a rant, it is just disgusting how some companies treat their customers.
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Old 10-03-2009, 20:24   #3
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Just a shot in the dark here...What about trying a hyraulic repair shop. It would seem to me they know seal suppliers and know how to work on high pressure pumps, whether they're oil or water.
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Old 08-05-2011, 19:45   #4
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Re: VillageMarine Watermaker Pump Rebuild

Have you managed to get this sorted out? I am in the process of trying to service mine and would appreciate any help from someone who has taken the titanium head apart. I have separated the 2 manifolds and can get to the HP valve components in the inlet side, but the spacer on the outlet manifold for the outlet HP valve is either a press fit or a screw in, and wont move. I dont want to force it without knowing. cheers
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Old 08-05-2011, 20:15   #5
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Re: VillageMarine Watermaker Pump Rebuild

I did end up buying the rebuild kit and the tool to pull out the valves. Everything came apart very easily and putting back together wasn't a big deal, except one of the secondary nylon rings got damaged a little in the process of insertion but it seem to be working fine.
Can you point on the drawing which part you are concerned about taking apart so I can tell you if I had any issues there.
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Re: VillageMarine Watermaker Pump Rebuild

I only have a hard copy of the diagram - will scan it tomorrow. The titanium manifold separates into 2 pieces, each with a high pressure valve. The inlet side comes apart pretty easily, but the outlet side has about 8mm piece protruding with a seal on it that fits into the inlet manifold - this joins them together and needs a bit of a tug to separate the 2 halves. This protruding piece has the HP valve of the outlet side underneath it. On the diagram I have, this protruding part is labled HP Spacer, but there is no indication whether it screws in, or is pressed in. I could just put a bit of rubber hose around it and use a vice grip to twist it anti-clockwise to see if it moves, but its always nice to hear from someone who has actually done the deed.

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Re: VillageMarine Watermaker Pump Rebuild

If i remember correctly this is where you use the tool to pull out valves. pls send the diagram so I can remember better. unfortunately i am pretty far from my pump at the moment.
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Re: VillageMarine Watermaker Pump Rebuild

G'day, mates. Chances are the pump is a Cat Pump. I just rebuilt mine with the valve and seal kits for $250. I used there distributor out of Texas (sorry that I don't have their details). Check the Cat Pump website and give them a call. They will be most helpful. Cheers.
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Re: VillageMarine Watermaker Pump Rebuild

Sorted, -thanks anyway, A vicegrips with some protection around the object worked for me.
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