looking for some wisdom/advice….
I just completed my first bow thruster maint.
While reassembling bow thruster with new lip seals I ran into an issue with the small seal that goes over the prop shaft. While using a pipe to evenly push the seal over the last hump on the shaft the seal kept bulging out once full seated. I would then take the unit apart and noticed the inside spring was no longer riding in the grove. This kept after about 6 attempts.
I finally got the unit to seat properly only to find a puddle of hydraulic oil had leaked out over nite of the bow thruster.
I will order several more of the small size lip seals.
Any secrets to getting that seal to go on ?
thanks ahead of time.
Kevin & Kristen Schmit