Friday, 29 April 2016

Glandular Diversion

My recent article, 'Glandular Fervour', showed the gland packing replacement task ahead. However, prior to that, I had a little idea to temporarily prevent the leaked water ending up in the crankcase.
By wiring a grommet around the pump shaft to just the right tightness, hopefully, with the shaft well greased, any leakage should be diverted away from the lower gland and out to the drain.

Fingers crossed!

Post script:
The grommet idea worked quite well particularly when the grommet was well above the lower gland.

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