The turbine centrifuge/conical baffle component inside the glass bowl came out readily enough and I cleaned it in fresh diesel, being careful not to lose the lightweight “check ball.” After installing a new check ball seal (from the Gasket Pack again), the spic-and-span check ball, and a new bowl gasket (the one shown in my fingers in the photo above), I reattached the bowl using the four machine screws and the metal ring. Then I secured the new drain assembly to the bottom of the bowl with the supplied gasket, remembering to tighten the assembly by turning clockwise.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
Read what he had to say here. ▶