Originally Posted by Xsbank
Do you have a grease fitting? With no drips I have cold temps. Don’t be tempted to touch it while in gear, one small slip and you will be dead. Or you will wish you were.
Out of gear or engine shut off. Its not worth the risk.
Well, I must be dead many times over, as I regularly check my stuffing box the old fashioned way!
I also check the exhaust system, header tank, alternator, batteries, electronics, etc. I guess some of us are just more “hands on” than others.
BTW, my stuffing box is packed with Teflon packing and lots of silicone grease, and it normally runs very comfortably cool with no drips whatsoever under way or at rest.
My engine is solid mounted and the alignment is adjusted to within a gnats ass of perfect, I think this may contribute to the lack of problems and wear at the stuffing box.