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packing gland #18002
10/08/18 12:23 PM
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Can anyone tell me where to look for quality packing gland assemblies?

Thanks,

Nate

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Re: packing gland [Re: nathankt79] #18013
10/12/18 07:35 PM
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https://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|311|2349117|2349129&id=685485

My J/30 is a 1984 model with a 1" shaft - so 1/4" is the size for me.
I do not know if that would be the same with earlier modesl 3/4" shaft.
I love the GTU, have been using it for years now: it does not overheat even if you get a bit paranoid on the tightening, it does not bite (too much) into the shaft either.


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Re: packing gland [Re: Georges] #18021
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Thank you for the link! That packing does look like the ticket. I don't really know how to tell when the packing is shot. I was able to adjust it this weekend where it didn't leak when engine was off or in neutral...but when the shaft is spinning in forward or reverse, I can see a wet ring just forward of the nut. This was repeated a couple of times while tied up in the slip and I dried everything up in between tests to make sure I wasn't just seeing residual water. However, I never did see a repeatable "drip per minute". The adjustment was done by hand and only amounted to maybe a 16th of a turn tighter. I tightened the jam nut while holding the adjusting nut with a good pair of large channel locks. My thought is that the wet ring is telling me water is lubing the packing against the shaft.

Unless anyone thinks differently, I think I got it adjusted about as good as can be. Please chime in if you don't though. I am pretty new to this.

Thanks,

Nate


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