# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Diesel Equipment Technology III Task 493159113

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Inspect pump inlet for restrictions and leaks.

Definition

Inspection should include

  • performing a visual inspection of the pump's suction side
  • searching the suction line and rubber sleeve for debris, damage, or deterioration
  • double-clamping the rubber sleeve on the suction line
  • determining needed action.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is the suction line usually made in two pieces connected with a rubber sleeve?
  • What is the term used when a pump is starving for oil?