water pump shaft seals


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86pearlblue
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water pump shaft seals

Postby 86pearlblue » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:10 am



I'm in the process of re-building my water pump. Found new bearings without an issue, but I'm having trouble locating the mechanical shaft seal. I found a supplier in China who has them, but I need to buy a minimum of 500 from them!! Does anyone know where to find these seals? This is the last stumbling block on an entire engine rebuild...



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Re: water pump shaft seals

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Re: water pump shaft seals

Postby 86pearlblue » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:40 pm

Unbelievable!! I've done a thousand searches using various keywords and it NEVER came up on ebay!!! posting.php?mode=reply&f=5&t=25882# Thanks for the link! It's on order!!

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Re: water pump shaft seals

Postby deanbw » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:59 am

you are welcome. I have been very lucky with finding any part I have looked for. I even found the left hand Mark (decal) for the tank on my '86 xl600r when I restored it. not to br found in any state or canada but I found 1 NOS in U.K. cost a fortune but I found and got it......never found another.
Best of luck with your project.

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Re: water pump shaft seals

Postby jdtetoit » Sat May 30, 2015 8:50 pm

I have my pump out for other reasons but I took a good look at it today and can tell its only a matter of time before it goes (feels pretty mucky inside). But as looked at it it looks like I'll destroy that tin cover what's your method?

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Re: water pump shaft seals

Postby 86pearlblue » Sun May 31, 2015 8:28 am

You will destroy the tin cup. It is sealed in with some type of glue. Plus, to get the shaft out, the e-clip on the shaft gets driven through the seal, so the entire seal is pretty much sacrificed in the rebuild. Let me know when you do the rebuild as I have extra bearings, brand new for cheap ($5.00 for the pair)

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Re: water pump shaft seals

Postby jdtetoit » Sun May 31, 2015 3:40 pm

Uh so those loose parts inside are supposed to be a bearing LOL.

The clip I got off and pushed the shaft thru then hey looky there a ball bearing fell out, so is the bore smooth inside and things can be pressed out in either direction?

Thanks for the info

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Re: water pump shaft seals

Postby 86pearlblue » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:20 pm

once the shaft is out of the way, the bearings will come out pretty easily, one out each side. You can use a drift and a hammer to get the old ones out. I used a socket and a vice to press the new ones in. The worst part was driving the shaft back through. There were originally two e-clips on the shaft, one on the impeller side of the bearings, and one on the oil pump side of the bearings. The one on the impeller side is rather redundant, as the shaft can't move in that direction. What this means is you can place the cup side of the seal into the housing prior to pressing in the shaft instead of trying to press the shaft and the seal in at the same time. Something else I would suggest is making sure you thoroughly clean and flush out the housing, including the weep hole in the bottom before reassembly. Oh, and lubricate the new seal with the recommended lube. Good luck!!

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Re: water pump shaft seals

Postby 86pearlblue » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:29 pm

BTW, I mentioned I have extra bearings... when I did mine, it was impossible to find bearings, but when I did, it was direct from the manufacturer and had to buy 10! :x Let me know if you want a pair.

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Re: water pump shaft seals

Postby jdtetoit » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:26 am

Thanks, when I get in to it I'll give you a heads up. The weep hole is what caught my attention originally, there was rust stains at the bottom and as soon as I spun it I knew it was on its way out.




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