Re: BILGE PUMP NYLON GEAR for SM Bilge Pump - "Marina"
Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
Paul & Peter,
One more thing, but I am not sure about it...language difficulties!
I believe that Siggi ALEV [Alev Yachting, phone +90252-412-1712] was trying to tell us that the gearbox on the MARINA bilge pump is from a Mercedes windshield wiper gearbox.
I have limited Internet Search ability and no Mercedes dealer nearby, but I did a search and found this at http://www.racepages.com/parts/windshield_wiper_motor/mercedes_benz.html Looks a lot like the motor and gearbox on the MARINA pump.
I am thinking that Siggi bought a nylon gear for a Mercedes wiper gearbox and installed it in the MARINA bilge pump.
I am sure there is some owner out there who can followup on this and come up with the answer...if your $900 MARINA pump is going to fail with something other than what is included in a pump rebuild kit, this nylon gear is going to be the failing part...worth a little investigation.
BeBe, SM2k, #387