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BigRed0803
05-17-2006, 06:35 PM
I am going to replace the impeller on my boat that I recently boat used. I need to know how to go about this, do you use a pair of needle nose pliers and grab around one of the rubber fins on the impeller or is there another way to go about this. Thanks alot for the help.

BigRed0803
05-17-2006, 06:36 PM
I forgot to say my boat is an 04' Outback Direct Drive.

zabooda
05-17-2006, 09:29 PM
A search of the posts would give you this one:

http://www.moomba.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2034

JesseC
05-17-2006, 11:05 PM
I take needle nose pliers and stick one side in the brass end of the impeller and the other in between two fins and then just pull and wiggle it like hell!

Jman
05-18-2006, 12:33 PM
You can also use two screwdrivers. Stick them in between the blades on opposite sides of the impeller and gently pry both sides at the same time. Mine came right out using this method and it shouldn't tear the blades. You can use it as an emergency spare.

Jman

Buttafewcoe
05-18-2006, 01:49 PM
Also, be careful not to apply too much torque to those 4 lil' screws. You can strip the threads out of the holes or twist the head of the machine screw off.
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B

EUSTACE
05-18-2006, 01:49 PM
Edís suggestion works like a charm. I have found that Aero Kroil from http://kanolabs.com/ works better then WD-40.

Good luck, E

toelke4286
05-31-2006, 10:26 PM
What I found works best is two paint can openers from your hardware store. They do not damage the impeller. I pull mine every winter and put a little dish soap in a ziplock bag. Mine is good for about 3 seasons this way with about 50 hours a season.

macentyre
06-04-2006, 08:08 AM
WHere would the impeller housing be on my 99 outback LS?

THanks,
Joey

zabooda
06-04-2006, 11:51 AM
On the lower front of the engine right off the drive shaft. About 4 inches behind the ski pylon as the pylon gets in the way a bit when getting the screws out. There's an "O" ring on the front cover and I can't remember if the replacement impeller comes with a new "O" ring.

macentyre
06-04-2006, 12:21 PM
Thank you very much!!

I'll check it out tomorrow.

Joey

radryan
06-06-2006, 04:50 PM
Anyone else have problems when pulling the impeller? With 100 hours and 1.5 seasons on it, I spent at least and hour trying to pull mine with needle nose pliers and locking pliers with no success. So I pulled the housing and it still took a couple of hard pulls before it slipped out and I did more damage to the impellor while pulling it than it took under operation.

While pulling I did try turning over the engine and it did not help much. I did not try the wd-40 or anything else, does the wd-40 make it hard to hold on to the impellor with the pliers? It seams to me that the pliers would slip on the wd-40 and you would not be able to get a grip to pull it out?

moombadaze
06-06-2006, 06:55 PM
hey Ed, did you replace the shaft seal yourself? mines a steady stream
of water now.

see ya on the lake

stacy

moombadaze
06-06-2006, 07:37 PM
just might make it up on saturday-are you going to be outon the lake?
the dance recital went great, thanks for asking.
we may bring the dogs with us, but they dont get to ride in the moomba
so we may bring the keywest, but we may leave them home also.

stac

moombadaze
06-06-2006, 07:46 PM
just might make it up on saturday-are you going to be outon the lake?
the dance recital went great, thanks for asking.
we may bring the dogs with us, but they dont get to ride in the moomba
so we may bring the keywest, but we may leave them home also.

stac

09-05-2006, 09:41 AM
funny ringtones