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Old 07-05-2010, 12:33 PM
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Brass 'dust' in engine compartment

Noticed today on the port side of engine compartmant and floor "gold dust' on a few areas. I am assuming these are brass shavings but not sure where they might be coming from. I did not see anything on starboard side. Is there a busing or bearing that i should check? 2000 Maristar VRS LTR
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:00 PM
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Check your raw water pump, could be a loose L-bracket.
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:12 PM
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Check your raw water pump, could be a loose L-bracket.
nice call. went to storage shed today (raining on the 4th) and noticed i have play in the raw water pump. Question...would this indicate a wear in the shaft? I did notice the bracket holding raw water had some looseness to it, although minimal. SHould this be tight? Any help[ is appreciated. Still learning how to be a DIY...
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:22 PM
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I should be tight.

Check all around the pump for anything else rubbing, too.
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bumping to top. can any of you think of anything else that might be causing brass filings in the engine compartment other than a bad bearing in RWP? I want to order a pump today but want to be a bit more certain that it is the part i need to replace. There is play between RWP and Crankshaft.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:49 AM
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I sent you a message.

Check to make sure the pump is properly tightened down on the balancer pulley before you drop big money on a new pump.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:17 PM
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Check to make sure the pump is properly tightened down on the balancer pulley before you drop big money on a new pump.
discovered today bolt attaching support bracket to RWP was missing. Put new one in and all seems nice and tight. Hopefully it was as easy as that. Heading up to Northern MN for two weeks. Always makes me a bit nervous. Note: when i mentioned to wife that i might have to purchase RWP, i think she began to write up a classified ad for the boat. At least i don't think it was for me. Could it be a $1 bolt and washer saved my marriage?

thanks for the help Craig.
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