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    Cool This is why I own a v drive.

    Helping a friend out that recently purchased a 1992 20 foot well craft excell. Has the volvo-penta 4.3l and penta sp-c drive. The trim cylinders leak like crazy and neither of us can find a rebuild kit. Every where I go I'm told a new ram is the only option and at $595 each there out of his price range. Any one else have this drive/issue? Or should he ditch it and buy a v drive? (My suggestion)

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    Penta trim cylinder rebuild kits are on ebay cheap.
    Not sure if it would help a serious leak but I did find a slow leak in one of my 280T cylinders a couple Spring's ago. Took it off, filled it with transmission fluid stop leak stuff you get at the auto parts store. Let it sit over night and then reinstalled it with some of the stop leak in the pump's reservoir so it would run through the whole system when bleeding the air out. Worked great.
    Learned it from a farmers forum. They soak anything rubber in it like belts and such that dry out after sitting around a long time like farm equipment does. Now if I take anything apart that has "O" rings and such that cant be replaced easy enough they get soaked over night just to plump them back up a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f_inscreenname View Post
    Penta trim cylinder rebuild kits are on ebay cheap.
    Not sure if it would help a serious leak but I did find a slow leak in one of my 280T cylinders a couple Spring's ago. Took it off, filled it with transmission fluid stop leak stuff you get at the auto parts store. Let it sit over night and then reinstalled it with some of the stop leak in the pump's reservoir so it would run through the whole system when bleeding the air out. Worked great.
    Learned it from a farmers forum. They soak anything rubber in it like belts and such that dry out after sitting around a long time like farm equipment does. Now if I take anything apart that has "O" rings and such that cant be replaced easy enough they get soaked over night just to plump them back up a little.
    Thanks. He did end up finding a set on ebay. ($149). Had his girlfriends dad install them any he beat the shit out of the caps so he he has some seepage around the end of the cylinder. Ill tell him to try that transmission stop leak. Hopefully that will work. Thanks again.

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