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Old 02-26-2014, 03:54 PM   #1
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Water pump

Is it worth while to rebuild the valves in a shurflo or replace it? Mine is very hard to get to prime...


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Old 02-26-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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I've replaced valves in 3 water pumps, if your able to do the work yourself ; and this is not complicated; a big $ savings.

Just a thought, do you have a pre pump screen , the housing on the screen can leak air and cause a loss of prime too. It's a screw on housing on the inlet side , clear plastic about 2" dia. worth a look.

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:56 PM   #3
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Personally, I've never rebuilt a pump. Most of the time they are years old, and people don't have an issue spending $80-$100 for pumps.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:39 AM   #4
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It's probably harder to get to the pump than it is to rebuild the pump. I've replaced the valves and pressure switch on a similar pump in my boat several times. Salt water is hard on them.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:31 PM   #5
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Why not replace it and then rebuild the old one for a spare?
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:17 AM   #6
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JayC hit it on the button. Buy a new one install it and rebuild the bad one keep it for a spare.

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