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Old 10-10-2018, 04:04 PM   #1
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I've got a 1930 model A pick-up. The water pump packing's are leaking so I ordered a new one and they came in a set of two. Being they have a split in them do I use both to off set the splits? I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks-Bob
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:40 PM   #2
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I'd put one in andf see how far the tightening nut goes on and add the second if it goes a long way on the thread. I suspect both are needed, though I haven't used them. I convert my pumps to a modern seal
Whether you use one or two, don't forget to grease them up well before srewing them down.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:39 PM   #3
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What do you do, just smear a bunch of grease on the packing? Thanks Bob
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:27 PM   #4
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What do you do, just smear a bunch of grease on the packing? Thanks Bob
Yup, it's as simple as that.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:55 PM   #5
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Dig out the old stuff, grease the lead packing rings, and stagger the gaps. Snug the nut, run the engine, and snug it again just enough to stop any dripping.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:41 AM   #6
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Thanks much guy's.
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