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prh77

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Oberdorfer Snap Ring
« on: March 24, 2014, 04:40:04 PM »

I left the snap ring at the end of the shaft off when I installed the impeller this morning. Seems I recall posts to the effect it is not required. Now I am second guessing myself. Will this harm the pump or engine drive shaft?
« Last Edit: March 29, 2014, 04:24:29 PM by Stu Jackson »
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Re: Orbedorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 09:10:41 PM »

I had the same concerns last time when I changed out my impeller.  After some searching here and getting some advice from others it was determined that I (you) probably need not worry.  :abd:

http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,7493.msg51246.html#msg51246
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Re: Orbedorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 02:56:17 PM »

prh : See my posts and I left the snap ring off for over 20 years!
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Re: Orbedorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 12:24:15 PM »

For anybody that wants to use their retaining ring ring, I found a pair of tweezers aboard my boat where the PO apparently ground down the tips to pretty fine points. I first tried to put them in the retaining ring holes to not much success. Then I realized I could get under one side of the ring and lift it up enough to where I could get it the rest of the way with a small screw driver pry. I'm looking at it if the ring is easy to get off and reinstall, I might as well use it.
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Re: Orbedorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 12:28:32 PM »

Paul, I do the same thing, the small screwdriver pry works just fine.  One could go out an buy snap ring pliers, but why bother.  I love dual use tools.   :D
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Re: Orbedorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 01:02:54 PM »

I have an awesome set of snap ring pliers and I'm proud of it.  :D   :clap

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Re: Oberdorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 04:25:12 PM »

Aldo, I wish I was your dock neighbor, buddy.   :abd:
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Re: Oberdorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 06:37:00 PM »

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Re: Oberdorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 08:21:26 PM »


I prefer to use the most used tool in the world, a paperclip. It can be fashioned in any shape you want, comes in different sizes and can be used for many things. Of course it's always easier to use the proper tool when available but sometimes ya just gotta use what'cha got.
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Re: Oberdorfer Snap Ring
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 09:17:09 AM »

The snap ring is totally not necessary.  I went 'round with the Ob techie  10 years ago about this until he admitted there it is not necessary and  has no function as far as  when the pump is in service.

The only function is has is to keep the shaft from falling out when the pump is in stock, or is removed from the engine.


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