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Axle pump washer

DCThatcher

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Posted: Sat 2nd Oct 2010, 7:03pm
Axle pump washer

Advice please. I have been having axle pump problems on my 0-4-0 Jessie and stripped it down. Can anyone please tell me what is the best piston washer to use . The old one appears to be graphite yarn. Can I use a silicon or rubber 'O' ring or do I just wrap graphite yarn around it as was? Is this likely to unwind in use? Thanks in advance for all advice.
 

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ericwalker

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Posted: Thu 21st Oct 2010, 5:37pm

Orings are the best for water pumps, I have used them on all my engines, they seem to last for ever.

Eric Walker.
 
 
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