My SM is losing a little bit of oil from the C Drive every week. I can see occasionally the expected oil film on the water which obviously isn't good. Water does not seem to enter the drive, oil looks clean and has not creamy foam. I did email Amel in France about the 3 seals and bushing. The responds after 10 days was "send us pictures of the parts" and I think there got to be a better solution. I can't really haul out, remove the seals and wait a month or 2 on the hard until the new seals arrive. That sounds pretty expensive. Specially since this is a waer part that requires replacement on regular intervals.
Does anyone know the part numbers I need? I bought frequently seals and bearings from 3rd party suppliers before but I like to stick to the Amel / OEM parts for this. The seals are really the least expensive thing here, the haul out and related stuff is where the money will go anyway. I believe I need 3 seals plus a bushing. I would prefer to order that to my US address.
#078 with hull number 0030017SM78 build in 1992
Looks like the cast iron version C Drive
I can order the parts in the US and look for a yard in Tahiti for the install. Any recommendations are appreciated.
Michael Andreas - Maya SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia