I have a DeVilbiss pressure washer that has an FAIP pump on it (PK16860).
The pump needs an input shaft seal that I cannot find. My several internet
searches have led me to believe that only limited repair parts are
available (manifold kits, some o-rings). When I made the rounds of the
local small engine repair shops the parts guys looked at me like I was an
idiot. (OK, I do look like an idiot, pretty much, but how about a little
The model pump I have isn't available anymore (must have realized it was a
piece of crap) and the current replacement is at least $135. Now, I figure
135 bucks for basically a new pressure washer isn't a bad deal but seems
overkill. Does anyone know of a source for just the input shaft seal? It
looks like your standard automotive oil seal, but trial and error could get
Spend your money on a digital caliper instead. ($25 maybe).
Measure the OD of the shaft. That'll be the ID of the seal.
Measure the ID of the bore that carried the seal. That, of course, will
be the OD of the seal.
Then Google away, and you should be able to find a replacement radial
lip oil seal in no time. Pre-lube the shaft before installation.
(Also try local bearing shops and, if you have one, a hydraulics shop.)
Harry Balzac wrote:
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