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On second (or was it third?) thought, I'm hoping it got dropped and damaged before insertion. It happens. Also, I'm thinking the piston (with a wreck con rod bearing) couldn't come up far enough to smack it. Got my fingers crossed. My buddy Harold once 'helped' me install plugs in my old Pontiac. So...
When you replaced it, was the t-stat housing semi-rusted? I had problems with mine (that caused by-pass leakage) and had to make a stainless 'gasket', with the stat riveted to it (and gaskets on both sides). That would not account for high temperature spikes, however. Hummm... As Joel said, BOoftheB...
- Thu May 16, 2019 7:04 am
- Forum: Shafts
- Topic: Shaft Stuffing Box hose size and source.
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As Crocodile Dundee said in the movie, "You can eat a snake, but it tastes like s..." Use can use 1/4 " packing, but it's much easier to use 3/16 packing and add another ring. Sorry, but I forget what size the stuffing box rubber was. I recall having to buy mine from a specialty hose ...