Re: Bilge pump

Arno Luijten

Hi Alexis,

If your pump is anything like the one on a A54 then the main weak-spot of this pump are the valves. These are flat flappy discs with one straight edge where it is clamped to the body. These things loose their shape and as a result becoming bad at closing off the hole the are  supposed to close off. Replacing is the best thing to do but depending on the circumstances they will loose shape at some point again.
Because of this I did add an additional bilge pump in the bilge using its own sensor that activates if the level gets about 15 cm above the level that triggers the primary pump.

Replacing the valves is not hard, just messy.


Arno Luijten
SV Luna,

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