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  1. #1
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    Default Repacking stern glands How often?

    Two years and around 60 hours ago, my stern glands were re-packed with new PTFE "string" and grease
    One of then is now leaking quite a bit, approx 20 litres in a 24 hour period

    Should this be happening so soon?
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Repacking stern glands How often?

    I did mine 15 years / 1500 hrs ago, have you checked your leaking one for correct tightness

  3. #3
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    Oct 2003
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    west yorkshire
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    Default Re: Repacking stern glands How often?

    tighten the nuts either side, half a turn at a time and keep everything parallel until you get a drip every few seconds. If they haven't been adjusted since repacking it might take quite a few turns.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Repacking stern glands How often?

    Thanks both, will check that
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