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bbeach
07-05-2006, 12:28 PM
I had been getting a fair amount of water in my bilge over the last few months and was curious how many drips per min my 90 MC should have? I pulled the packing nut this weekend and it had plenty of packing rope in the nut so I gave it one full turn more and tightened her back down and it went from one drip at idle every second to about 15 drips per minute...

Is this acceptable or should I tighten it even more?

Thanks

butter
07-05-2006, 05:05 PM
According to the FAQ page ( http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=159060&postcount=31 ), your drip rate is in the "acceptable" range.

east tx skier
07-05-2006, 05:21 PM
My local dealer errs on the side of caution and adjusts for a drip every second or two. I think you're fine. I've heard of people getting lots of life from their shaft and packing with fewer drips per minute.