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Old 10-25-2005, 05:01 PM   #1
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Ever had a problem with external application of a mag drive?

I bought a used mag 5 to use as an external pump. After I plumbed it it started leaking from the housing front. I noticed that there was one of the screw cases cracked when I took it apart. Has anyone had a problem with mag drives leaking externally?
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Old 10-25-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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They don't leak usually. I've had a mag running for about 7 years and I never had a problem. I don't think you are dealing with a defective pump, it sounds like the previous owner damaged it while cleaning it or possibly tightened the cover screws to much and cracked it.

Mag drives are great pumps externally or internally. I would recommend buying a new mag drive pump instead of something used and possibly damaged from user abuse.

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Old 10-25-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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Yes, that is the same thing I was thinking. But I guess hindsight is 20/20and a lesson learned.
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I would take a shot at supergluing the housing back together.. :P
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:57 AM   #5
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That part cracks wuite often I believe. Usually from over tightening. I believe you can buy a new cover for it. Might not have to replace the whole unit.
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