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Date Posted: - Saturday - 03/20/10 - 1:18am
Author: Doug Wilson
Subject: Packing
In reply to: Randall 's message, "Replacing Packing Gland Material" on - Friday - 03/19/10 - 8:53pm

I used the Gortex packing, I have heard some say it scores the shaft, but after three years there was no scoring.
Went back to flax packing in November, without the no drip stuff, no drips.
One thing that's handy is a laser thermometer, a safe way to check the packing. Once it's broken in, should be good. On leaving San Carlos, the packing nut got up to 155 F, but cooled to the same temperature as the shaft after an hour. Right now the shaft temp runs about 86F and the packing nut about the same.

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