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Generator won't run with engines on

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Worthyvess, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    If they're tide seals, take something really thin and flat and shove it between the seal and shaft and run it around the entire circumference of the shaft. Sometimes a piece of grit gets in there. The Atlantis card would work, if you cut a piece that's 3/8" wide lololol
  2. Worthyvess

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    I don't think they are tide seals, they are blue and have 2 hoses. The dripless is leaking even at dock. I got it to stop now by twisting it slightly and holding it in that position with a rope.
  3. Capt J

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    They are tide seals.
  4. rcrapps

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    If you can, look this site over;
    https://www.tidesmarine.com/shaftseals/sureseal_overview.php
    Hopefully, spare seals are ready to be used.
    If not, try to rinse the sand & silt away from the seal area and cover them from splaying water thru the engine room.

    If their PSS; http://www.shaftseal.com/pss-type-a-seal.html
    They still need to be rinsed and maybe cleaned with a fine machine paper. A lil more tension may be applied by sliding the stainless collar down just a bit more.

    Read your manuals before digging into them more than cleaning.

    Stay out of the sand and silt.
  5. PacBlue

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    Factory option was Tides Marine with spare seals standard.
  6. Worthyvess

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    Thank you.
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    Ha ha true that.
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    Thanks Pac Blue, will look around, but haven't seen them. It's not leaking now so kind of want to wait till we get back to civilization to deal with it.
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