Well, I dropped the pump. The pictures are
attached. One picture shows the section that was
blown out. In the same picture along the front,
from chamber to chamber, through the threaded
section you can see a good size crack.
Also, I did find a piece of gasket on the bottom
of the one side. I placed it on the top of the
chamber I found it in. I was shocked at the size
that was in there. I'm somewhat embarrassed,
because I thought I did better work and was more
careful than that. I had the whole thing apart
and sprayed the whole system before reassembling.
Did the gasket piece cause the cracks, or are the
cracks a result of the blowout or overall weakened
side camber? I don't know.
In my own mind, I'm thinking that the gasket got
in the way of the check valve, got bound up in
there and caused some unusual pressure on the
I'm going to replace the chamber from a spare that
Thanks for all the help. If you have any other
thoughts, I would appreciate them.