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 Post subject: Perkins 50 oil seal
PostPosted: 17 Dec 2006 04:29 
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Joined: 18 Nov 2006 11:35
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Has anyone attempted to change the rear oil seal on a perkins 50 with the engine still in the boat?

Paul #19


 
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 Post subject: Re: Perkins 50 oil seal
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2006 08:18 
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Skipper

Joined: 27 Oct 2006 10:32
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Sounds like you like to torture yourself!!! A few years ago I had the engine out and they put new seals in then, but the bugger still drips!! This is on a Westerbeke, but the block is the same.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Perkins 50 oil seal
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2006 22:09 
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Joined: 21 Oct 2006 18:12
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I have the same problem on my W40, I found this spot on the Dashews site http://www.setsail.com/s_logs/dashew/dashew249.html
and they are pretty knowledgble people but I haven't got the guts to try this yet - any takers?

Richard


 
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 Post subject: Re: Perkins 50 oil seal
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2006 23:12 
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Joined: 20 Oct 2006 16:10
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Location: Out of Waukegan, IL
No thanks... I'd rather keep a quart handy and pump the sump every few months. We usually add one quart during the season and then change the oil at the end of the season. If it ain't broke...
Neat theory though.

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 Post subject: Re: Perkins 50 oil seal
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2007 12:03 
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Joined: 29 Dec 2006 09:38
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My rear seal on my W-50 has leaked for the last 2000 hours--about a cup every30 hours--has not gotten worse over 15 years. Two mechanics suggested not replacing it. One said, "I won't guarantee it will not leak when I am done." It is British so I think it was probably made to leak.


 
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