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Old 04-10-2017, 09:41 AM   #7
Marlinmike
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Really, tell me how many have you seen fail? I have them for 20 years (along with numerous friends) now and my back end engine area is not covered with salt like his or highly corroded clamps (look at his pictures), if you wants to replace unit in kind that fine, but everything that is highly corroded needs replacing.

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Originally Posted by RT Firefly View Post
Greetings,
Mr. MM. "...the current setup is an accident waiting to happen." On the contrary. MY opinion is drip-less stuffing boxes are an accident waiting to happen. At least with the traditional type as Mr. jL has there will most probably be lots of warning in the unlikely event of a failure. The gland can readily be repacked pretty well forever and if the connecting hose is in good shape, the seal should never fail. If the bellows on a dripless seal ever fail, it's catastrophic with no way to stem the inflow.
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