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Yeti55

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Hey everyone ,

What kind of time is everyone getting out of their pumps ? Have been running general pumps and average 2ish years on each pump.

Thinking they should be giving me more time than that. Wondering if I have something going on causing them to give out prematurely
 

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Our Cat 623 pumps are over 20 years old. There are some Cat pumps out there that are twice as old as that and still running.
 

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I use CAT 310 pumps. Last year we replaced one that was 17 years old. We stay on top of maintenance, oil changes, replace water seals & valves regularly. What's the problem you're having with your General pumps?
 

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I don't understand when you say your getting 2 years out of the pump. Are you getting 2 years out of the seals? or are you saying the pump is totally gone after 2 years? Or are you saying the hesd is washed out after 2 years? I've got a couple of the original Cat 310 pumps that are 42 years old. I've put new seal in them god only knows how many times.
 

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This is my first wash and only a couple months into ownership , but talking to previous owner and looking at dates written on pumps , they seem to loose pressure due to seals / valves every two-three years.
 

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This is my first wash and only a couple months into ownership , but talking to previous owner and looking at dates written on pumps , they seem to loose pressure due to seals / valves every two-three years.
That would be about right, 2 or 3 years on a set of seals and valves. I don't know much about General pumps. But you want to look for head wash out whenever you replace the seals or valves.
 
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