Originally Posted by SeaMoose
Impressive. Mine has leaked just a little for the whole time I’ve owned the boat. Afraid to tap it out for fear of a metal shard getting in the pump works. Am I being paranoid? Did you flush the pump after you tapped it?
Don't remember for sure, maybe once with diesel diluted oil (the stuff I just drained out plus diesel), there is no circulation in the pump, only splash lubrication. So I wasn't too concerned, as the tapping was upward and not a lot of removed material.
Just used a Q-tip to check for shards...none as I was careful.
The biggest PIA is keeping good pressure and angle if the pump is installed snd you have the new water pump.
Have maybe 1500 hrs on the engine since the tap and bolt went in.